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European Copper in Architecture Awards is a biennial showcase celebrating architectural design of buildings incorporating copper or copper alloy cladding, roofing or other architectural elements. The expansion and development of these biennial awards over the last two decades mirrors a fundamental change in the use of copper on buildings, from a practical roof covering to a highly architectural material for many building elements - particularly facades - with endless opportunities for design.

See below for all 2013 entries, including shortlisted projects, and to access Awards 2007, 2009, 2011

In 2005 HKS was appointed by London Borough of Tower Hamlets to upgrade the facilities for teaching and learning at Chisenhale Primary School, in Bow, East London.

The Royal Playhouse, located on the harbour front in Copenhagen, takes form as a pronounced, yet respectful, completion of the surrounding urban structure.

The College, located in Strasbourg’s large university quarter, exists to support European doctoral students studying in one of the city’s three universities. It includes rooms for 100 students as well as teaching and administrative areas.

Field Street is an 1800 sqm mixed use development in the Kings Cross regeneration area of London.

The new requirements placed on Vic’s municipal sports pavilion demanded renovated and enlarged facilities to hold future sports activities.

cube_design were appointed in 2005, to develop an educational masterplan for the rationalisation of the school site which led to the opening in October 2008 of a “state of the art” teaching facility for Science, Music, ICT and Learning Skills.

The design concept was to create the apartment building in a small scale of private building with moderate size, by reducing its height and impact on the environment in the very sensitive central district of Vilnius - a district mainly containing urban villas and embassy buildings.

Clare College required a dedicated lecture theatre for 150 people, catering for delegates, fellows’ offices, 34 new study bedrooms suitable for delegates as well as students, and a student laundry.

Business College Sønderborg, which is among the works of Jean-Jacques Baruel and is considered to represent some of the best architecture of the 1960s, has been expanded and redesigned.

The ‘Tonbridge Centre’ is a new sports and media teaching facility for Tonbridge School, situated in part of the school sports grounds and within the ‘Green Belt’, designated as an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’.

On Europaplads in central Aarhus, where the city meets the harbour, stands the distinctive 12-story Europahuset tower block.

Favoured by affluent Hungary, Szabadság-hegy, one of the scenic hills of Budapest, is a rare beauty spot on the face of the capital of Hungary boasting both a view of the sprawling city and in addition, proximity to the woods.

The Novotel London Paddington provides a significant contribution both visually and functionally to Development Securities' Paddington Central business park by providing both a glittering landmark and an active frontage to a new public square.

Willa Lazur is located in Jurata on the south coast of the Hel Peninsula by the Baltic Sea. The building is surrounded by the pine forest, local flora and prestigious apartment houses.

Two years ago, the Blue Marlin - a 12mR class racing yacht built in 1938 - made its way from Slovenia to Kotka, Finland. This 21 metre classic beauty, even if a little worse for wear, had passed into Finnish hands and was taken to Kotka for restoration.

We are a small group of young architectural designers who graduated from the Royal College of Art. Providing us with our first commission, The Hut at Spa Fields, Clerkenwell is a continual point of reference to apply our architectural training, analytical modelling and experience(s) of the city.

The Queen Mary Bioenterprise Innovation Centre is an exciting fusion of commercial research and higher education.

The development of The Freeman Hospital forms part of the Transforming the Newcastle Hospitals initiative.

The King Mindaugas’ Commercial and Apartment Centre is a new block of buildings with noble name, located on right bank of Neris River, next to Mindaugas Bridge.

The new extension to Vendsyssel Hospital stands out as a welcoming and open structure built on a large and complicated site in the centre of Hjørring in Northern Jutland - the most northern part of Denmark.

Located in a residential area near Antwerp, this 1930s family house was partially reconverted into a small language school. The owner insisted on using raw, but sustainable, materials for the three-storey building.

The brief called for a mix of uses fronting onto the River Don to create an animated and sustainable development that will significantly contribute to the ongoing regeneration of the Central Riverside and Sheffield.

A major sports building in Budapest, Hungary mutates its straightforward rectangular plan into a complex faceted copper roofspace.

Recently completed (May 2009), the new primary school at Acharacle, in the rural north-west Highlands of Scotland has been designed by Gaia Architects as a ‘Pilot Sustainable Project’ for Highland Council.

The site lies at the point of transition between the city and a landscape of riparian meadows. It has a topography that falls steeply from the railway line to the River Aare.

The Bexley Wing, in city centre Leeds, is the largest cancer research hospital in Europe and an important public building of world-class standing.

Medená (Copper) is the original name of this old lane evoking tradition of copper hammers guild in the town (1792, Kupfergasse in German language).

Colston Hall’s new foyer completes the first step in the transformation of Bristol’s premier music venue from a tired municipal concert hall into one of the UK’s leading music performance centres.

L’area delimitata da Via Don Tonino Bello e Strada del Carro, a Bisceglie, nella periferia di Bari, è caratterizzata da edifici residenziali. Il complesso residenziale e commerciale denominato “AKM” è integrato in un blocco avente forma rettangolare.

In Borgarnes, a small town 75km north of Reykjavík, the Borgarfjordur College was founded and is owned by the local community where it also functions as a cultural house for the town.

The John Rylands Library, Manchester, re-opened in May 2009 after a three-year programme to restore and extend this magnificent neo-gothic library.

Herbert Hoover Square (Plac Herberta Hoovers), not widely known under this name, is the historic centre of Warsaw – a green enclave situated at the widest section of Krakowskie Przedmieście, between the Mickiewicz Monument and the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Passau.

In the heart of Limburg's lakes - the result of massive gravel extraction - you will find Maaspark 'De Boschmolenplas'. It has gradually developed into a site with more than 250 recreational houses.

The Bristol Heart Institute uses a common palette of materials - white render, glass and pre-patinated copper and highly articulated forms to create a design that is both visually stimulating and human in scale.

Situated overlooking the Severn Estuary, the reserve is a designated site of international importance for its range of estuarine habitats, associated flora and fauna and the populations of over wintering and migratory waders and water fowl, and has established itself as a beautiful home for some of Wales’ most stunning wildlife.

This mixed use development occupies the former site of the Southwark Bacon, Smoking and Curing Factory. It’s different uses are clearly articulated.

The proposed site for the private swimming pool pavilion and associated leisure facilities sits within a private estate in Staffordshire.

The primary concept of the project is the building’s relation to the elements in its existing context, though without considering their actual aesthetic qualities: the long stretch of an urban penetration road, an untidy prefab commercial building and the sparkling line of Jean Nouvel’s minimetrò.

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