European Copper in Architecture Awards is a biennial showcase celebrating architectural design of buildings incorporating copper or copper alloy cladding, roofing or other architectural elements. The expansion and development of these biennial awards over the last two decades mirrors a fundamental change in the use of copper on buildings, from a practical roof covering to a highly architectural material for many building elements - particularly facades - with endless opportunities for design.

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Despite a straightforward plan form of three linked rectangles, this large designer store and café in Jönköping, Sweden, exerts its presence through architectural form and crisp detailing. Architect Johan Özmen of ARKITEKTHUSET tells us more.

The project was based on the renovation of the Caimi Swimming Pool in Milan, designed by Engineer Secchi in 1939, which had suffered decades of neglect and abandonment. In 2013 the Fondazione Pier Lombardo was given the chance to revive the entire complex and renamed it the ‘Mysterious Baths’.

A new Town Hall, part of an urban refurbishment for the city of Gembloux.  The new copper-clad building is 'grafted' into the ancient urban city centre.

This smart boutique in Madrid, called B&B Puerta del Sol Hotel, is set in a mid-20th century building in the distinctive street of “Calle Montera”, in one of Madrid´s most vibrant, enchanting and neighborhoods. 

A collapsing barn has been replaced by a new building, placed on the same site, with the same size, shape and materials, as demanded by building code. Copper clad openings feature on each of the units.

The Mondeville Media Library is a public building that llinks and articulates public space on different scales. The site is surrounded by a big gymnasium and a parking space in the South-East and the city ring road on the South-West. The North-East and North-West sides represent a more green, domestic-scaled urban fabric. Noises caused by the city ring road remained a key issue to be addressed in the project.

The New Travel Centre is located at the heart of the city of Lahti next to the existing, historical railway station. It forms a transport hub connecting the rail network to the long-distance and local bus lines.

The project is about the restyling of the Esselunga supermarket of viale Papiniano in Milan. A three stories building from 1970.

The tin smelter, as part of the former New York-based Hamburger Gummi-Waaren Compagnie, was built around 1876, and rebuilt several times for different uses, including as a cultural center with a wide-ranging event program.

The new Teaching and Conference building known as The Curve forms part of a competition winning design for a unique environment at the centre of Teesside University, including extensive public realm, art and lighting. This new ‘Campus Heart’ aims to rival any new university in the Country, or indeed Europe.

Inspired by the Flatiron Building in New York, Badia Berger architects designed an unusual building, housing 86 apartments together with some shops. Located in a fast changing neighborhood of northeast Paris, the building offers a privileged lifestyle to residents.

During the ancient period, the practice of sport was an inseparable part of the education of the Greeks and Romans Juvénal Roman poet, will indicate in his «mens sana in corpore sano», the cultural recuperation on the part of Rome, of the Greek precepts of the accomplishment of man through the sporting disciplines of the time.

The Secret Garden in Sant Andreu de Llavaneres (Barcelona, Spain) was conceived with an architectural strategy that is always present in the works of Artur Bossy. The strategy consists in uniting the landscape and its surroundings, and making the building, its inhabitants and landscaping coexist in harmony, being the bioclimatic architecture the connecting thread for all these elements. 

Krakow Airport is a regional-scale aerodrome located in the southern part of Poland. While fulfilling all the requirements of modern service and safety standards, the architecture of T4 terminal strives to maintain a passenger-friendly scale. To achieve that, architects created spaces with all basic features easily-accessible by pedestrians, recognizable architectural motifs and the urban, city-like character of public space outside the restricted area.

Situated within the Edgbaston conservation area, Chamberlain Halls of Residence are an important addition to the University of Birmingham’s student accommodation site at the Vale Village. The Vale landscape is Grade II listed in the Register of Parks and Gardens of Historic Interest.

The restoration intervention on the Royal Monastery of Santa María de Guadalupe’s roofing system, consisted in the replacement of the former roofing system, removing the old roofing membranes, underlying insulation and roofing accessories; and the construction of a standing seam copper roofing with a complete underlying insulation, secondary waterproofing layers, and wood decking. 

One of the most important connections to South East Europe, the 5.5km long Bosruck Tunnel passes through the Ennstal Alps, connecting Upper Austria with Styria. The original, two-way traffic tunnel has been renovated and a second, new tunnel built alongside. Now part of the A9 Pyhrn motorway, it is used by around 18,000 vehicles each day. 

The Boilerhouse project for Royal Holloway, University of London is a new café pavilion and event space set in the courtyard of an existing heritage building. The project also incorporates the refurbishment of the original stable block wing into a toilet and servery area.

Hydropolis is a state-of-the-art exhibition and museum which presents views and aspects of ‘water’.  It provides education in a modern exhibition space.

The Suvela chapel was commissioned by the Espoo Parish Union and it is used jointly by the Espoo Parish Union, the Swedish Parish of Espoo and the City of Espoo to serve the entire community of Suvela. It is a multifunctional building that offers a space for the people of the community to use together for their many different needs regardless of their religious affiliation.

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