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Shining Beacon

The Mulberry Park Community Hub is a beacon for the local communities of Fox Hill, Combe Down and Mulberry Park in the world heritage city of Bath. The striking cantilevered forms of the building designed by the BDP architect Chris Kenny in cooperation with local community groups takes inspiration from the Mulberry Harbours. These prefabricated elements were used during the Second World War as temporary portable harbour.

The selected brick reflects the tone and texture of Bath stone that define the character of the area. TECU® Gold copper alloy cladding has been used to highlight the shining beacon elements of the building.

Buildings featuring cladding systems made from TECU® copper alloy materials, like the Mulberry Park Community Hub, provide a vast scope of opportunities for architectural creativity. The striking natural, ever-changing copper and copper alloy surface creates unique, one-off designs that simply aren’t possible with some other cladding materials.

TECU® Gold is a copper alloy which, once installed, gradually develops into a very elegant, matt brown-golden surface which is reminiscent of the precious metal with its own unique character.

 

KME MATERIAL
TECU® Gold
PROJECT
Mulberry Park Community Hub, Bath (UK)
ARCHITECT
BDP, Chris Kenny, Bristol (UK)
FABRICATOR
Proteus Facades, Skelmersdale (UK)
INSTALLER
Cladanco, Bristol (UK)
PHOTOGRAPHER
© Hufton + Crow