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Helsinki Children's Hospital, Finland

Photo: Matti Kallio

Transparent Copper - Extensions to Helsinki Children's Hospital

Two new contemporary interventions within the courtyards of an important health building incorporate distinctive copper slatted facades to maintain both transparency and architectural independence.

Welsh Assembly Government Building, Wales

Photo: Welsh Assembly Government and Infinite 3D

Green Building with Copper - Sustainable New Offices in Wales

Copper cladding plays an important role in a new 8,800 m2 regional office for the Welsh Assembly Government at Llandudno Junction, recognised as the ‘greenest’ public building in Wales last year.

The Christie, Manchester, UK

Photo: David Oates

Brass Bands - Chemotherapy Centre, UK

The new patient treatment centre at The Christie in Manchester, UK, is home to the largest early clinical trials unit in the world, the largest chemotherapy unit in the UK and The Christie Clinic private patients suite to help boost NHS income.

Chapel of St Lawrence, Finland

Architecture and Mourning

Avanto Architects’ award winning Chapel of St. Lawrence, Vantaa, Finland is based on the concept of ‘the Path’, depicting a Christian’s journey from here to eternity. But it also most successfully reconciles the emotional needs of mourners with the pragmatic demands of funerals.

Council of Europe Building, Strasbourg

Photo: Art & Build, Brussels

Euro Copper - Sustainable New Offices in Strasbourg

The ‘Agora’ administration building for the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, completed in 2008, is proud of its impressive environmental credentials – and copper plays an important part.

City Library in Luckenwalde, Germany

Photo: Andreas Meichsner

Golden Library

An abstract geometric form clad in golden copper alloy raises the profile of a railway station building now converted to the City Library in Luckenwalde, Germany.

Copper Chronosphere

Photo: Janne Juhola

Copper Chronosphere

There are no excuses for being late in Grumello del Monte, near Bergamo in Italy, with this massive clock defined by a golden copper alloy cylinder.

Nordahl Grieg Secondary School

The Nordahl Grieg Secondary School

Early in 2006, Hordaland County, on the west coast of Norway, instigated an architectural competition for the design of a new high school in the Sörås district of Bergen. The winners – against stiff competition from seven other entries – were the architects LINK.

Edificio de la diputación provincial de Turku, Finlandia

Exemplary Recycling of Copper

The County Administrative Building in Turku, Finland, has been re-clad using the very same copper material originally installed in the 1960s – an impressive demonstration of the extremely long-term value of copper as an asset to buildings.

Hotel Boutique, Budapest, Hungary

Contemporary on Classical

Copper-clad rooftop additions to a neo-classical style boutique hotel in Szabadság Square, Budapest, Hungary, continue a tradition of periodic building remodelling in that city.

Going Green in Blackheath

Going Green in Blackheath

British designer and property developer Michael Kemp used his previous experience with copper at his home to create maximum impact with pre-patinated copper street elevations on a development of two new houses.

Harmony, apartments in West London

Copper in Harmony

In this new housing development, copper is used in harmony with other quality materials to develop an urban language appropriate to its sensitive historic setting.

Freya's Cabin

Freya's Cabin

The first project using a new alloy in the UK is a symbolic lakeside shelter informed by a fairytale created by its designers Studio Weave.

The natural extraction/mineralisation cycle of copper

Is Copper in Architecture Sustainable?

Pia Voutilainen (Director of the Scandinavian Copper Development Association) and John Schonenberger (CEO of the European Copper Institute) demonstrate how the use of copper in architecture is consistent with the EU's 'Sustainable Consumption and Production' action plan.

Premier Inn, Doncaster

A Landmark Hotel for Doncaster

A distinctive new hotel in the centre of Doncaster, an historic town in South Yorkshire in the north of England, is the first UK project to be clad with Luvata's Nordic Green Living pre-patinated copper.

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