The Discovery Building
Pennyfoot Street / Lower Parliament Street.
Standing on the corner of Pennyfoot
Street and Lower Parliament Street, this is another building in the
expanding Nottingham Bio-City group that aims to make the city a prominent
centre for bio-science and bio-chemistry research. Sygnature, the UK's
largest independent contract research organisation that provides services
to the pharmaceutical industry and who have been operating in the other
Bio-City building for several years have already taken up three floors
(30,000 sq. ft.) of the 50,000 sq. ft. building.
Whilst I understand
that the building has many very interesting and innovative features inside
(Not seen by me), the external design, save for one thing, is
basically a very uninteresting grey rectangular box. That one thing
lifts it from the ordinary and makes it a totally unique design. It is the
'curtain' that appears to be made up of plastic discs suspended in several layers
from steel cables and metal tubes that wraps around the entire frontage.
This artwork known as 'The Corona' was designed by West Bridgford artist
Wolfgang Buttress and acts as a solar screen. It is also
somehow illuminated using live activity from the surface of the sun
and from pictures I have seen, it looks spectacular at night.
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