Friday Photo By Karen Strunks

Model of The Cub, Mailbox, Birmingham by Karen Strunks

Model of The Cub, Mailbox, Birmingham by Karen Strunks

The Cube is currently under construction in the Mailbox area of the city centre. It is going to house a mixture of apartments, hotel, rooftop restaurant, offices and shops. Quite a combination all under one roof. If you lived and worked there, you need never leave it!

And it’s going to be huge. It will dominate the surrounding area and dwarf the buildings in the Mailbox area.  If you visit The Cube’s  website you can take a 3D tour of the apartments.  It reminds me of a giant jigsaw puzzle – though the architect, Ken Shuttleworth, describes it as ‘an enchanting jewellery box’.  Jigsaw or jewellery box, it’s going to be an interesting addition to Birmingham’s skyline.