New London Architecture

The Tulip


A planning application was submitted to the City of London Corporation on 13 November 2018 for The Tulip, a new public cultural attraction which would be sited next to 30 St Mary Axe.
London Tall Buildings Survey 2021

London Tall Buildings Survey 2021

Deriving its name from its nature-inspired form, this proposal would enhance The Gherkin, one of London’s most cherished and recognisable buildings and offer a new state-of-the-art cultural and educational resource for Londoners and tourists. The ground level frontages of the proposed development will be further activated, contributing to the existing active ground level of 30 St Mary Axe, whilst offering opportunities for further surrounding active frontages. This will welcome pedestrians to the site and encourage walking. The Tulip promises wide cultural and economic benefits with a diverse programme of events.
Height: 305m 
Number of storeys: 12

Project information




City of London


3772 sq m


February 2025


25 St Mary Axe, Lime Street, London EC3A 8AA, UK

Team Credits


Foster + Partners

Structural Engineer

Foster + Partners

Landscape Architect

Foster + Partners

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