The Cube is the final phase of Birmingham’s mailbox development and one of the largest buildings to date. Comprising offices, automated parking, apartments, shops, a hotel, spa, restaurant and “Sky Bar”, The Cube was designed as a building that never closes, designed to open the view to neighboring districts. Its architectural language is derived from strong local references of Birmingham’s industrial heritage. It celebrates the contrasts between industrial heavy metal work, jewelery and watchmaking.
A custom coating system surrounds and defines the shape of the cube. In gold and bronze, the building plays with aluminum panels, glass, a perforated metal screen to limit the sun’s rays inwards.
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