Copper in Architecture Award UK

Bullring Spiral Cafe, Birmingham | Marks Barfield Architects

The superstructure of the cafe is painted plasma cut MS plate connected by CHS MS sections for lateral support. This is skinned with a plywood timber decking using a warm roof construction, and clad externally with post-patinated copper on continuous hermetic self adhesive WPM. Internally lacquer finished bronze panels clad between the ribs with an SS capping piece along each rib line. Once in position the cafe was clad in a relatively traditional manner. After the external copper work had been completed, an artist specialising in patination was commissioned to apply a coloured finish to the external cladding, resulting in a rich, textured and durable exterior. The front of the bar is also clad in copper to match the external skin. 

Source: Copper Concept