All great buildings are the result of exceptional design. It is not an outcome easily accomplished, but we recognize it when we see – or more importantly – feel it.
It doesn’t exist in architectural style, building form or materials alone. It is expressed in the more profound idiosyncrasies of proportion, detail consideration and love of craft. It resides in its neighbourliness, its democratic stance and its naturalness.
Buildings which have achieved exceptional design are woven into their surroundings, taking on the cultural spirit of the place they call home. They are open, accessible and enduring. They are constructed, above all else, for the people who use them. Their design is not rooted in what is architecturally fashionable or theoretically current, but by the building’s program and the task at hand.