• It is a pleasure to open this issue with the results of the 2017 European Copper in Architecture Awards. But there is far more to read as well, with a wide selection of other projects from around Europe and well beyond, and our second ‘Copper Inside’ interior design supplement.

  • The results of the 2017 European Copper in Architecture Awards 18 have just been announced. 

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Photo: Adam Mørk

Photo: Adam Mørk

Maersk Building, Copenhagen, Denmark

In January 2017, an iconic new tower – the Mærsk Building – was inaugurated In the presence of HM Queen Margrethe, adding a major landmark to Copenhagen’s skyline.

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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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Bosruck Tunnel, Bosruck, Austria

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.

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Glancy Nicholls Architects
Glancy Nicholls Architects

Chamberlain Halls of Residence, Birmingham, UK

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 Val

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Photo: Arch-Exist

Photo: Arch-Exist

City Museum, Chengdu, China

In 2007 Sutherland Hussey Harris, in collaboration with Beijing based Pansolution, won the international competition for a new City Museum for Chengdu in Sichuan, China.

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Photo: Luuk Kramer

Photo: Luuk Kramer

Boathouses, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Linking street and canal, this stylish Amsterdam housing development, replacing old industrial buildings, uses gold copper alloy and ‘silver-grey’ metal to acknowledge the area’

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WINNING WAYS WITH COPPER
It is a pleasure to open this issue with the results of the 2017 European Copper in Architecture Awards. But there is far more to read as well, with a wide selection of other projects from around Europe and well beyond, and our second ‘Copper Inside’ interior design supplement. 

The results of the 2017 European Copper in Architecture Awards 18 have just been announced. The Maersk Tower research complex in Copenhagen, designed by C.F. Møller Architects and characterised by its grid of copper fins, was the outright winner. Two infrastructure projects were Commended and the Hydropolis water sculpture pavilion in Wrocław, Poland, received the Public Choice prize.

EVOLVING COPPER ARCHITECTURE

The diversity of surfaces offered by copper and its alloys today is greater than ever. It is important to appreciate the living nature of the material and its evolving appearance on buildings, driven by local environments. In this and future issues, we aim to show changes over time with featured projects –
and more can be found at copperconcept.org.

Eight diverse projects from across Europe have been shortlisted for the 2017 European Copper in Architecture Awards. This article gives a preview of the shortlist and a glimpse inside the judging process.

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The European Copper in Architecture Awards programme celebrates the beauty and versatility of copper and its alloys through some of the best contemporary architecture. It also seeks to expose to a wider international audience inspirational projects, some of which might otherwise go unrecognised.
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