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Corby Cube: Dazzling Glass Pavilion Unveiled in England

Posted By Helen Morgan On May 29, 2011 @ 12:30 am In Architecture,gallery | 1 Comment


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Maximizing the site whilst also encouraging cross-functional activities such as patron theaters, council offices and public services, the cube [5] becomes a bustling public gathering spot, infusing the local area with life. Selected for its ambitious vision and integrated structural approach, the multiple usage building has been noted by critics as a possible template for other public spaces.

Wrapped in glass, the shell of the building responds to the sun, shifting between a transparent and reflective state. In a town without a dynamic skyline, this dramatic cube design more than makes up for the shortfall. And with large investments made to draw London commuters in, the Corby Cube will undoubtedly be a much celebrated hub.

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Images courtesy Tim Crocker and Hufton+Crow


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[3] Hawkins\Brown: http://www.hawkinsbrown.co.uk

[4] Corby Cube: http://www.hawkinsbrown.co.uk/portfolio/project.php?categoryId=1&projectId=3#

[5] cube: http://inhabitat.com/partially-furry-glass-cube-uses-tradition-palapa-as-a-sustainable-facade/

[6] + Hawkins\Brown: http://www.hawkinsbrown.co.uk/home.php

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