The galvanised steel and wrought timber structure visually floats on the lake and is clad in long strip copper without transverse joints. A rolled copper ridge forms the intersection between the roof planes and rainwater falls directly from the roof into the lake. This is a simple, restrained building which has to accommodate a diversity of functions.
The clarity of structure and conciseness of the copper detailing justified an award in the Copper in Architecture Awards in 2002. The judges also recognised the restrained palette of natural unfinished materials as being wholly appropriate to the lakeside setting.