Falmouth School’s striking new “saw-tooth”-shaped design and technology block is a perfect example of the design scope zinc provides.

Its increasing popularity for diverse projects owes much to the unique, lasting, pre-weathered colours in which VM Zinc manufactures standing seam roofing and cladding systems.

David Pierce, of architects Urban Salon, said: “We wanted the Falmouth design to appear as a series of folded planes, with walls and roof clad in the same material. It was crucial that the product we specified worked well on both surfaces, and using zinc meant we didn’t need to compromise on the design.”