The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 49 (1971) > Issues > Issue 6 > Discussion The British Embassy, Rome by Edmund Happold
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Discussion The British Embassy, Rome by Edmund Happold

Mr. J. C. Knight: I became concerned with the building some ten years ago when the general scheme was reaching an advanced formative stage, and it was necessary to consider the mechanical, electrical and engineering services. Our first task was to analyse the building to see whether there was anything very special in the way of services required. Of course, as Rome has a very hot climate we were concerned primarily with the need for air conditioning. Ten years or so ago air conditioning for an office building was unusual even in Rome and so we paid particular attention to the way in which the interior of this building would be affected by the wide climatic changes which would be experienced.