The strong sculptural form is determined by a seamless skin of sandblasted glass of varying transparency. The dominant roof, clad in pre-patinated copper to blend with the green hue of the glass, slopes and cants towards the city. A copper rooflight forms an emphatic spine to the building, which extends outwards as a 'contemporary finial'.
From the ground level foyer, the view up the building reveals its section and is emphasised by a funicular lift structure.
This building received a high commendation in Copper Development Association's Copper in Architecture Awards 10. The judges recognised the building's response to its urban context, its single-minded sculptural qualities and the major part played in this by the distinctive copper roof.
Although taking a 'broad brush' approach to use of materials on a large scale, the judges were impressed with the detailed layout of the copper to structure the sloping roof and use of the jagged roof-light structure ripping through the roof plane while reflecting the curved plan.