- Country:United Kingdom
Text description provided by the architects. This is an unusual commission given the decline in provision of such services by local authorities. Standing over five metres tall the proposal commands a presence at the high point of the surrounding topography. Each of the building’s sides is subtly differentiated in response to the specific contexts, whether a busy road or public space.
The base of the building will be constructed from concrete and will stand up to the anticipated knocks and scrapes of heavy use. Above head-height the structure becomes a filigree, shiny metal screen, allowing for light and ventilation without letting views in. The perforated water-cut screen further creates the effect of a glowing lantern during the evening.
It is hoped that the building will form an elegant addition to the public realm and a sculptural object in the wider landscape.