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Photo: RS Studio

King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Architects Snøhetta’s design for the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, was conceived as an assembly of massive monolithic rounded stones, each a

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Foto Eckhart Matthäus

Foto Eckhart Matthäus

Radio Station (Funkfeststation), Augsburg, Germany

The building was created to house computer-controlled operating system and radio equipment that allows transport companies to communicate with a control centre. 

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Photo credit: Eckhart Matthäus

Photo credit: Eckhart Matthäus

Radiotherapy Centre in Hof, Germany

Completed in a cubic form, the building breaks free of its restrictions and plays with the falling lines of the facade sections.  Clusters of trees grow around the building, som

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CEBRA - Experimentarium. Photo credit: Adam Mørk

Photo credit: Adam Mørk

CEBRA - Experimentarium. Photo credit: Adam Mørk

Photo credit: Adam Mørk

Experimentarium - The Helix Staircase, Copenhagen, Denmark

The opening of the new Experimentarium in Hellerup, Copenhagen, lets the visitors experience an entirely new architectural setting that brings science and technology into focus

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Salesian House, London, UK

Located on a triangular site, Salesian House is a new community house for the Salesians of Don Bosco, comprising two 3-storey wings of accommodation which are hinged about a gla

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Photo: Thomas Jantscher

Photo: Thomas Jantscher

Kindergarten, Vétroz, Switzerland

Bright and reflective in the Alpine sun, the brass facades and roofs of this interconnected pair of buildings in Vétroz, Switzerland will naturally darken and develop their own

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EVOLVING COPPER ARCHITECTURE

The diversity of surfaces offered by copper and its alloys today is greater than ever. It is important to appreciate the living nature of the material and its evolving appearance on buildings, driven by local environments. In this and future issues, we aim to show changes over time with featured projects –
and more can be found at copperconcept.org.

Eight diverse projects from across Europe have been shortlisted for the 2017 European Copper in Architecture Awards. This article gives a preview of the shortlist and a glimpse inside the judging process.

A new feature on our website demonstrates the evolution of copper and copper alloy surfaces on buildings in different locations throughout Europe.

Finland’s Building Information Ltd. has issued guidelines on indoor hygiene for new build and renovation projects, describing copper as ‘the most well-known and effective antimicrobial material.’ 

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Architect and Partner Mads Mandrup explains the architectural concept for The Mærsk Tower

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