High quality architecture a priority
The building appears almost organic, a mound that rises from the landscape and then sinks back into the ground. But the organic form is broken by something angular and modern, the stair towers that cut across the facade. Contrasting with disciplined production efficiency the slanting towers are an irrational element, symbolizing the eccentric and creative thinking that are needed to supplement the rational creed of engineering. The long, narrow bands of fenestration are inspired by threads of glass fibre.
Light and movement are always present, the building lending itself to distant perspectives – inwards, outwards, upwards, downwards. Daylight and space feel close at hand throughout the building.