It is different to both the bank and the library in that it is not classically Brutalist in style, edging closer to Postmodernism than usual for Testa. One similarity is the vertical emphasis on the facade, which is achieved by revealing the structure externally. Protruding white columns run the height of the building, creating an architectural rhythm and contrasting with the round windows. Another similarity is the white escape stairs at the end, the function of which is clearly stated in it’s appearance, as is the case with the stair core in the library.
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