Selfridges Department Store


Location
Birmingham, England

Architect
Future Systems

Thousands of aluminium discs arranged over a futuristic fluid shaped concrete surface, reflecting changes in light and the passing weather.

 All photographs © 2003 + 2004 Future Systems except where otherwise credited

All photographs © 2003 + 2004 Future Systems except where otherwise credited

The cladding is constructed from sprayed concrete panels with a covering of liquid membrane vapour barrier, insulation and outer spray applied, coloured membrane on a glass reinforced render.

The 15,000 anodised aluminium discs are fixed with stainless steel bolts and hidden tamper proof fixings and the glazing was developed using laminated glass with a perimeter frit pattern supported by laminated glass fins.

The glazed roof consists of laminated glass panels approximately 2m x 2m supported on tensioned stainless steel rods.

 

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