The steel arches are infilled with gold-coloured Kaynemaile polycarbonate mesh. (Some 64 triangular shaped pieces were fitted to the inner forms of the frame.)
Up close, the intricate weaves of the mesh triangles are obvious; from a distance, the appear as one complete, shimmering form.
Apart from giving the structure a unique aesthetic, the polycarbonate mesh also help diffuse natural light in the internal spaces.
As with any public building located in a wide, open space, there’s always feat that it might be vandalised. In this case, the concrete walls have been treated with an anti-graffiti sealer, and seven months after completion it’s yet to be tested.
And that, perhaps, is the ultimate tribute to this building - that its unique form and outstanding facilities evoke a sense of community pride that provides far better protection than any surface treatment ever could.
Benefits of Using Concrete:
- Raw Aesthetics