• Entries are now invited for the 2015 European Copper in Architecture Awards 17 – a celebration of contemporary architecture and showcase for architects designing with copper and its alloys.  The final deadline for receipt of entries is 30th April 2015.

  • Copper - interpreted in many different forms and applications spanning architecture, design and technology – is the theme of a new exhibition at Milan’s Triennale Design Museum. Entitled "Copper Crossings, Copper Shapes in Contemporary Art, Design, Technology and Architecture", the exhibition opens on 15 September at 19:00 and will be on display until 9 November.

  • Chris Hodson examines the growing role of copper in urban and landscape design - as well as architecture - in various structures linked to transport, infrastructure and streetscape projects around Europe.

  • Platform of Arts and Creativity, Guimarães in Portugal, wins the European Copper in Architecture Awards.


Editor's choice

Adelaide Oval, Australia

Bronze cladding and copper mesh help add an extra dimension of material quality to the sports stadia typology at the newly redeveloped Adelaide...

Conkwell Pod, Bath, UK

The brief for the Pod was to accommodate a small and discreet space for the residents of Myrtle Cottage, in the small woodland hamlet of Conkwell, on the...

Kashubian Philharmonic Hall, Wejherowo, Poland

Kashubian Philharmonic Hall with Culture Center is located in Wejherowo at the intersection of Haller Str. and Sobieski Str. in the part of the city named Old Town.  Based...

University building in St. Etienne, France

The use of a single facade material – a golden alloy of copper – seeks to unify separate functions in this university building in St. Etienne, France. At the same time,...

Gymnasium and Town Hall Esplanade, Chelles, France

The design of the gymnasium and the square of central Chelles was an opportunity to use an architectural project to address urban issues. The plot is indeed in a central...

Sven-Harry’s Museum, Sweden

Conceived as a shrine, securing its valuable content behind solid sheets of metal, stands the museum for Sven Harry Karlsson next to Vasaparken in Stockholm. Karlsson is the...

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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

Chris Hodson caught up with the founding partner of Award Winners Pitágoras Aquitectos to discuss the practice’s work.

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