The roof oversails
the edge of the building and is supported inside and out by columns that look like giant rotary clothes dryers.
On the short north and south ends, the roof sweeps up to admit daylight through slots of clerestory glazing, while along the long west street edge it oversails
to form a generous, welcoming colonnade, supported by a line of tapering steel columns.
An exaggerated, almost Tyrolean pitched roof oversails
the dense carpet walls protecting them against the elements (the region's annual rainfall is almost 60in, or 1500mm, so flat roofs are out of the question).