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Water pumping station, Lingen, Germany

Brass facade of water pumping station. Photo: KME

Water pumping station, Lingen, Germany

Brass facade of water pumping station. Photo: KME

Water pumping station, Lingen, Germany

Flood prevention pumping stations are a common sight in northern Germany, typified by massive concrete bases, culverts and other hydrological elements, with the pumping equipmen

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©paul-ott_StMrtn_04

Sports Hall St. Martin, Austria

The old circular sports hall in St.

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Gymnasium - La Fare les Oliviers - Région Provence, France
Gymnasium - La Fare les Oliviers - Région Provence, France

Gymnasium - La Fare les Oliviers - Région Provence, France

During ancient times, sport was a integral part of the education of the Greeks and Romans, the Roman poet Juvénal indicated «mens sana in corpore sano».

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rame in facciata; centro Polifunzionale Longarone

Foto di Silvia Longhi

rame in facciata; centro Polifunzionale Longarone

Foto di Silvia Longhi

Multifunctional centre, Longarone (BL), Italy

Built in the 1930s, abandoned for many years, the former elementary school at Soffranco has been restored, adapted and extended.  The building has been transformed into a meetin

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Atalanta football club gym, Zingonia (BG), Italy

New owners have planned a series of new facilities for the Zingonia Atalanta sports centre, including a training camps, youth centre and renovated offices.  The new gym, which w

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JOSÉ CAMPOS PHOTOGRAPHY

JOSÉ CAMPOS PHOTOGRAPHY

Advanced Postgraduate Formation Centre, University of Minho, Portugal

The buildings complex where the Munipality of Guimarães now built the Center for Advanced Postgraduate Formation for the University of Minho, is located in the “Zona de Couros”

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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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