After 784 days of chipping off plaster and removing rubble from the site, after the walls and floors were renovated, a new façade completed and an underground parking area arranged, just a few days before the UEFA EURO 2012 European Football Championships start, the Central Railway Station is ready to welcome travellers. Its interiors have been fully refurnished and thoroughly modernised. During the renovation works, numerous polychromes concealed by paint for decades were uncovered. The perfection of conservation and modernisation works mean that both the building and its rooms have regained their original appearance and acquired new functions to provide for the railway station’s new functionality.
The project consists of two bronze structures which covers the unique runic stones and secure and preserve them for the future. The runic stones mark Denmark' transition to Christianity in year 965, and the monument is also known as Denmark's "birth certificate". The monument is included on UNESCO's list of World Heritage. The project was inaugurated in December 2011 and it is based on the winning competition project made by NOBEL arkitekter in March 2010.
A research institute and its representative building, architectural discourse on an urbanistic scale, the ergonomic interrelation of nature and architecture, minimalism and delicately applied materials, the formative interaction of architecture and art: these conjunction points are the basis of perception of the Life Sciences Institute and its Library Building in Debrecen (Debreceni Élettudományi Intézet Épülete és Könyvtára), by architects János Golda and Gábor Szenderffy, and the attached gateway designed by the sculptor János Megyik.
The Musée de L’Orangerie is part of the Louvre Museum in Paris. It is situated on the Place de la Concord within sight of the Champs Elysées and opposite the Musée du Jeu de Paume. The Orangerie was built in 1852 and since 1920 has been the home for “Les Nymphéas” set of paintings by the impressionist Claude Monet, as well as other famous collections. During its restoration, completed in 2005, brass was chosen to add elegance and strength to the classic structure.
The regeneration of a remarkable 19th-century water treatment complex serving Warsaw takes a traditional approach – with steeply-pitched copper roofs above brick walls, referencing without copying the style of the original architecture.
The historical headquarters of Cantina Saracco is located on the top of a steep hill in Langa, a hilly area in the Piedmont region. The site is exposed to the north and was, in ancient times, covered by a forest. In the place of the ancient trees are new vines, which allow a fresh view into the valley and provide a connection between the agricultural land and the historical site of the winery.
The regeneration of rooftop areas above Helsinki’s City Centre Mall provides a sustainable solution to providing much-needed office space. Extensive use of pre-patinated copper cladding to this new intervention adds to the historic green copper backdrop of the city’s skyline.
In its inspirational rural setting at the foot of Italy’s Monferrato Hills, Rocca Civalieri was the summer sanctuary of Piedmontese nobles from the late Middle Ages. The villa and its associated buildings have now been restored, adapted and drawn together by a thoroughly contemporary, copper-clad intervention which fully respects the original building fabric, to create a convention centre, hotel and spa.
This project showcases creation of a new life for old buildings with facilities to meet 21st century needs, whilst respecting and celebrating their integrity. A new bronze-clad extension is both a dramatic statement and a delicate intervention – the whole is a harmonious fusion of new and old.
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 the square fronting the 12th century cathedral that it serves.
The city of Milan plays a great role in the development of business and design, creating job opportunities, cultural events and encounters, such as the Rho-Pero, the redevelopment of the business district, the new convention center that has been built on the site of the old fair halls, the European Library and the forthcoming Expo 2015. In this scenario, the new Crowne Plaza Hotel has been recently built.
Terre Cortesi Moncaro, a wine producer, decided to reorganise and improve their office facilities, taking the opportunity to redevelop the composition of the building to allow it to become more balanced and harmonious within its landscape setting.
Named after Christopher Marlowe, the city’s famous Tudor playwright, this iconic modern theatre in the heart of the historic city of Canterbury has been designed by the award-winning London-based Keith Williams Architects. A pre-oxidised copper skin clads the second auditorium, forming a contextual connection with the red and brown roofscape of the city and a visual distinction from the other auditorium.
The striking form of All Saints' Academy curves around an impressive external plaza with a three-storey high glazed atrium, elegant canopy and copper-clad chapel welcoming visitors from all approaches to the site.
As a part of the refurbishment of the historic Central Railway Station, a new South Pavilion has been commissioned to function as the night station. The two-storey structure stands on the axis of the exit from the main pedestrian walkway under the tracks and the platforms of the main railway station.