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Birkbeck

by Jorentia v Rhyn

Project location:

  • Birkbeck, University of London

Product used:

  • Dramatic rooftop extension, clad in Nordic Copper

Project description:

A new lecture theatre appears as a dramatic form, its playfulness enhanced by different forms of copper cladding, protruding from the top of the existing building.

The Nordic Copper is subtly different in colour – which will continue to develop naturally over time – and materiality from the existing building below, expressing the extension as a clearly distinct object and a landmark.

The bold, new copper form embraces the existing building, while its cantilevered façade extends outwards in a welcoming gesture towards the community.