Gallery: Shiny Copper-Clad Hive Library Built to Resist Climate Change ...

This shiny copper alloy-clad Hive Library in the UK by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios is one of the first buildings in the world designed specifically to resist the effects of climate change. The gleaming building features a joint-use library for the University of Worcester, a history center, and a place for the local county's archaeology team to sleep. The £35,800,000 project also boasts an extraordinary conical roof structure made out of timber that diverts 2,000 tons of carbon emissions from the atmosphere.

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  1. David H September 30, 2012 at 10:12 am

    It is a stunning building, from outside, and helps combat many of Worcester’s ugly buildings. On the other hand, when you consider the totality of the project it has been a waste of tax payer’s money. The organisation of the services inside is terrible, it is infuriating to see the tax money wasted on frivolous features and has caused cuts in other council services. After all that trouble and expense, we are left with a different type of service, but not a better service. Worcester’s Higher Education College wanted a new facility and persuaded the council to pay for it. What was the point if Worcestershire tax payers are not left with better services?

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