The winners of the European Copper in Architecture Awards were revealed this morning on the occasion of the opening of the BATIMAT trade show in Paris. This international award recognises the best architectural designs incorporating copper and copper alloys. The Grand Jury Award was given to the Pitágoras Aquitectos architectural firm for the Platform of Arts and Creativity in Guimarães, Portugal. “A clear trend in this year’s competition was the association of copper with raw materials such as glass and wood, and this was much appreciated by the jury”, says Nigel Cotton, Director European Copper Institute. “Malleable, attractive and long-lasting, copper once again proved its popularity with architects.” The works in competition are being presented as part of an exhibition at Batimat from 4 to 8 November (Stand N118, Hall 5A) and on the website www.copperconcept.org.