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A distinctive, barrel-form copper roof demonstrates the material's adaptability and the considered approach taken by Gray Baynes and Shew Architects with its design of an Oxford college's new sports building. Constructed within an overgrown and under-used walled garden, the 100m 2fitness training room for St John's College is treated as an integral part of the local landscape, particularly the gentle curve of its barrel-vaulted roof in prepatinated green copper.

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