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Photo: Åke E:son Lindman

Photo: Åke E:son Lindman

New visitor's centre in Lund, Sweden

A new visitors‘ centre in the southern Swedish city of Lund uses brass-clad faceted forms to link together disparate existing buildings and to regenerate

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Photo: Lennart Hyse

Photo: Lennart Hyse

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.

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Photo: Per Kårehed

Photo: Per Kårehed

Cultural Centre, Landvetter, Sweden

A new cultural centre in the Swedish town of Landvetter is conceived as a simple white box with a golden copper alloy crown, as its designers Fredblad Arkitekter explain. 

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Photo: Roland Hejdström

Photo: Roland Hejdström

Clarion Hotel Visby, Visby, Sweden

Walking down Strandgatan in the heart of Visby, the medieval World Heritage City of Gotland, you will soon stumble upon a shiny copper-clayed "box", shimmering onto the street.

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Photos: Krister Engström

Photos: Krister Engström

Clarion Hotel Post, Gothenburg, Sweden

After 20 years of redundancy, the central Drottningtorget Post Office building in Gothenburg, Sweden, has been transformed into the 500-bedroom Clarion Hotel Post with modern ad

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Ferry Terminal, Stockholm, Sweden

A series of new Ferry Terminal buildings link Stockholm’s iconic quayside to the city

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Davide Vignati is the winner of an iPad mini thanks to casting his vote for the Public Choice of "Copper in Architecture" award 

In a world first, Bezannes – a town in Northern France – has installed antimicrobial copper door handles and stair rails in its city hall, social welfare institution and cultural centre, as well as a primary school. These hygienic surfaces will help protect the health of everyone using the facilities, and are intended as a symbol of the town’s readiness to innovate and improve.

Copper and the Home 2016 is the latest iteration of a well-established design competition calling on designers to take fresh inspiration from the red metal and its alloys. 

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