Shoe-horned between an existing school, a footpath and mature trees, Peter Haddon and Partners’ design was driven by imagery of brightly coloured boxes strewn across the floor. Meeting Northamptonshire County Council’s brief for a visionary, inspirational and playful building, the main play space is a cube with secondary areas as irregular blocks scattered around. Copper shingles clad the various blocks with different treatments to reflect the various stages of oxidisation and patination. Pre-oxidised copper gives a mellow, dark brown colour contrasting with the bright mill-finish material, while pre-patinated copper gives straightaway the distinctive green patina of older copper roofs. Project Architect Mark Pennington said: “We needed to find a material that was delightful, robust, tactile, maintenance-free and able to retain our design concept – the answer was copper. ”
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Мідна обшивка різного опорядження є серйозною архітектурною заявкою на нещодавно завершеному дитячому садку на перспективній нортгемптонській ділянці.