In this movie, architect Rafael Viñoly talks to Dezeen about firstsite, a visual arts centre wrapped in polished golden metal that he has completed in Colchester, England.
These copper-aluminium panels create diagonal stripes across the curved exterior walls of the single-storey gallery.
The building is entitled firstsite, as it is located on the site of one of the first Roman settlements in the UK.
A restored mosaic embedded in the floor of one room will be the gallery’s only permanent exhibit.
Visitors enter the crescent-shaped building through a tall glazed wall at one end.
A reception here leads through to the galleries and to an auditorium lined with fabric diamonds and lengths of timber.
Beyond the galleries, a café leads to an outdoor terrace.