• 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: Gerry O’ Leary

Photo: Gerry O’ Leary

Mleiha Archaeological Centre, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Set in the deserts of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, a multi-award winning visitor centre celebrates a Bronze Age archaeological site and features copper as part of a restrained

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Photo: Matti Kallio

Photo: Matti Kallio

Metro station, Espoo, Finland

A symbolic, diagonally inclined box emerging from below ground and forming part of a new Metro station is defined by its ‘foliage’ of independent copper leaves.

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Photo: Tex Jernigan

Photo: Tex Jernigan

Irving Convention Center, Las Colinas, Texas

A transparent copper veil defines the massive Convention Center at Las Colinas, Texas.

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Nord Sud ©S.Chalmeau non libre de droits
Nord Sud ©S.Chalmeau non libre de droits

Mondeville Library, France

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

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Photo: Fa. microsonic GmbH

Photo: Fa. microsonic GmbH

microsonic building, Dortmund, Germany

Copper’s golden alloy – applied as a thoroughly modern material to this corporate headquarters – heralds the replacement of old heavy industries with the new high-tech.

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Photos: Johan Tägtström

Photos: Johan Tägtström

Royal Design, Jönköping, Sweden

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

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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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