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Photo: Ruedi Walti

Photo: Ruedi Walti

Musée Unterlinden, Colmar, France

Remodelling and expansion of the Musée Unterlinden in Colmar, France – including two copper-roofed interventions and an underground gallery – deliver urban, architectural and mu

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Lahti Travel Centre

Photo: Mika Huisman

Lahti Travel Centre

Photo: Mika Huisman

Lahti Travel Centre, Finland

The New Travel Centre is located at the heart of the city of Lahti next to the existing, historical railway station.

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Photo: PBWC Architects

Photo: PBWC Architects

The Lizard Lifeboat Station, UK

The new RNLI lifeboat station at The Lizard is protected by a curved copper skin to withstand the extremely aggressive coastal environment of its unique location on England’s mo

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Centre d'incendie et de secours, Chamonix. Crédits photos : Jérôme RICOLLEAU
Centre d'incendie et de secours, Chamonix. Crédits photos : Jérôme RICOLLEAU

Fire and Rescue Centre, Chamonix, France

Winner of an architectural competition in 2012, Studio Gardoni Architecture scored with this important facility for the small town of Chamonix and the magnificent landscape of t

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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 aesthetic

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Foto di G. Tiraboschi

Foto di G. Tiraboschi

Queen Margherita Observatory and Hut, Monte Rosa, Italy

The 'Capanna Osservatorio Regina Margherita' is the highest building in Europe, located at an altitude of 4554m above sea level, on the Punta G.Gnifetti, one of the peaks of the

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Articles

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.’ 

Architects are being called to showcase their most arresting copper and copper alloy designs as the European Copper in Architecture Awards 18 opens for entries.

Copper and its alloys such as brass and bronze are increasingly used in the word of design thanks to their instantly-recognisable beauty and extraordinary versatility. We would like to draw attention of designers working with copper to enter A' Design Award & Competition.

COPPER IN ALL ITS FORMS

As usual, this issue presents some of the best architecture from around Europe. It showcases the rich variety of surfaces that copper and its alloys can deliver for contemporary design – whether gold, brown, green or blue – all living materials continuing to develop in the local environment. But what stands out from our eleven projects is the wealth of different, sometimes innovative, approaches taken by designers today with how and where they use copper.

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An A–Z of Copper, Brass and Bronze at 100% Design London

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Entry Form for the European Copper in Architecture Awards 18.

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