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Photo: Sebastian van Damme

Photo: Sebastian van Damme

Villa IJsselzig, Utrecht, the Netherlands

A copper roofed contemporary dyke house in an original ribbon development.

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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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Photo: Adam Mork

Photo: Adam Mork

Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge, Canada

Belying its substantial footprint, this undulating serpentine building, with shimmering brass shingle facades, nestles comfortably into the rolling hills of the northwest corner

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Impasse Marie-Blanche - 28 logements et 1 crèche - Paris 18ème

(c) Jean-Pierre-Porcher

Impasse Marie-Blanche - 28 logements et 1 crèche - Paris 18ème

(c) Jean-Pierre-Porcher

Impasse Marie-Blanche - 28 housing units and 1 crèche - Paris 18ème, France

In the heart of the district of Butte Montmartre, surrounded by green spaces, the Marie-Blanche offers the calm of a small residential road from Old Paris.

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Photo: Angus Bremner

Photo: Angus Bremner

Arcadia Nursery, University of Edinburgh, UK

The Arcadia Nursery is the first of two projects within the historic campuses of the University of Edinburgh designed by Malcolm Fraser Architects, characterised by a copper all

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Photo: courtesy of Malcolm Fraser Architects

Photo: courtesy of Malcolm Fraser Architects

Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI), University of Edinburgh, UK

As a world-class interdisciplinary research and teaching facility focused on key climate related challenges facing society, it was important that The Edinburgh Centre for Carbon

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Articles

Important changes to European environmental certification now recognise the contribution an infinitely recyclable material like copper can make to the circular economy, and will help specifiers to select the most sustainable materials.

COPPER FOCUS

Focusing on a single material – as we do here with copper in all its forms – enables illuminating comparisons of different architectural approaches by different designers. A common thread in this issue is the designer’s fascination with copper as a living, changing material, often reflecting a building’s context, whether historical or geographical.

COPPER COMBINATIONS

As usual, we showcase a range of inspirational projects from around Europe and beyond. But what stands out in this issue is the diversity of approaches to materiality in design, combining copper with other high-quality materials.

COPPER ARCHITECTURE DRIVEN BY DESIGNERS

In this issue, we focus on some of the fresh opportunities in contemporary design being explored by architects, taking copper and its alloys beyond the numerous established surfaces, forms and installation systems available today. 

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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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