The ceiling we made gives the impression of being of wood, but is in fact a panel ceiling of laminated aluminium. Using – or appearing to use – natural materials certainly fits with the times, while also creating a pleasantly airy space. The ceiling is of laminated aluminum, but to the untrained eye looks like glazed ash. The panels slope slightly – another way of enclosing, and aesthetically pleasing. The sense of enclosure compared to other areas is key to making the space feel less hectic. The glazed ash is a recurring visual feature, seen here in the food court.