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Alps Villa in Lumezzane, Italy

Alps Villa in Lumezzane, Italy

A 'C' shaped house, of copper and wood, biting into the side of the green mountain provides a unique dwelling. Space planning allows flow throughout the building between three...

Luckenwalde Library, Germany

Luckenwalde Library, Germany

An abstract geometric form clad in golden copper alloy raises the profile of a railway station building now converted to the City Library in Luckenwalde, Germany.

Welsh Assembly Government Building, UK

Welsh Assembly Government Building, UK

Green building with Copper - Sustainable new offices in Wales. Copper cladding plays an important role in a new 8,800 m2 regional office for the Welsh Assembly Government at...

Civil Protection Centre, Italy

Civil Protection Centre, Italy

With this infrastructure building for the Volunteer Fire Brigade, Ambulance and Mountain Rescue Services, Austrian architects AllesWirdGut have developed a copper-clad...

KUMU - Art Museum of Estonia

KUMU - Art Museum of Estonia

The design of the museum is based on the winning entry of an international architectural competition, which was settled in 1994.

The Bacon Factory, London SE1, UK, facade, copper

The Bacon Factory, UK

This mixed use development occupies the former site of the Southwark Bacon, Smoking and Curing Factory. It’s different uses are clearly articulated.

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Just a cursory glance at the Contents page illustrates the range of architectural expression enabled by copper and the enthusiasm of designers in seeking out new possibilities for the material.

Entries are now invited for the 2015 European Copper in Architecture Awards 17 - a showcase for architects designing with copper and its alloys to promote their work to an international audience. The final deadline for receipt of entries is 30th April 2015

Specifying durable and effective antimicrobial materials for healthcare design is becoming increasingly important in light of growing antimicrobial resistance and the need to improve infection control.  A new CPD presentation helps architects to understand the challenges of infection control and the solution antimicrobial copper touch surfaces provide.


We open this issue with the results of the 2013 European Copper in Architecture Awards and make no apologies for reminding ourselves of the outstanding quality of the shortlisted and award winning projects, as well as the diverse applications of copper on display

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Interview by Nic Fiddian Green who creates sculptures of horses in bronze.  Deutsche Welle is Germany's international broadcaster, producing TV, Radio and Internet programming for you in 30 languages - wherever you are in the world 

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