Firstsite is a new and controversial arts center in Colchester designed by Uruguayan architect Rafael Vinoly. Firstsite refers to the fact that it is built on one of the earliest roman settlements in England.
The building is clad in a copper/aluminium alloy and is kept low so as not to intrude upon the skyline.
The building is semicircular in shape and has no foundations so as to protect the archeological remains that may be buried underneath.
The building has not verticals on the exterior and has come in for a lot of criticism. I like it because it offered me plenty of opportunities for the kind of photographic composition I like :)