Aurubis - Nordic Brown
The problem of large windowless façades, dictated by buildings of this type, have been successfully resolved by planted embankments, creating a park-like landscape, as well as contrasting material textures and colours. The interplay of surfaces is also emphasised by the way the roofs are faceted and shaped. Different forms of pre-oxidised copper sheet have been used, including standing-seams alternating with the wider batten-role joints to generate a rhythm across the long-strip installation.
It is particularly appropriate that such a large amount of copper roof surface is used on a complex dedicated to the delivery of clean water to a city's population. This is a clear reminder of copper's long history in serving us with safe water within our homes.