The eighteenth iteration of the biennial European Copper in Architecture Awards celebrates the beauty and versatility of copper and its alloys through the finest contemporary architecture. The 2017 judging panel consisted of four architects, all recipients of previous Copper in Architecture Awards: Ebbe Waehrens (BBP ARKITEKTER, Copenhagen), Maxime Enrico, (LAN, Paris), Ville Hara (Avanto Architects, Helsinki) and Craig Casci (GRID Architects, London).
The judges were impressed by the quality of entries generally and the range of copper applications displayed. Choosing from the 35 entries – ranging from major public buildings to modest interior interventions – presented a real challenge but the judges eventually settled on eight projects that stood out from the rest, revealing a diversity of typologies and design approaches, and exceptional architecture.
Row of six houses in a barn, Italy, designed by Studio Roberto Mascazzini Architetto
Lahti Travel Centre, Finland, designed by JKMM Architects
Hydropolis, Poland, designed by Pracownia Projektowa ART FM
Suvela Chapel, Finland, designed by OOPEAA
Bosruck Tunnel, Austria, designed by Riepl Riepl Architekten
Walmer Yard, London, designed by Peter Salter Associates
Maersk Tower, Copenhagen, designed by C F Moller
Hverdagsscene (Communal stage), Norway, designed by HUS arkitekter AS
The ‘Public Choice’ poll has now been launched, as part of a drive to generate dialogue with all those interested in architecture, via the copperconcept.org web resource. Here, registered website visitors can vote on-line for their favourite shortlisted entry. Each voter will be entered into a draw to win an iPad Mini. The poll will close on 31st August 2017.
The Overall Winner, Commended projects and Public Choice Winner will be announced later in the year. Shortlisted and awarded entries will then be celebrated through a promotional programme to an international audience, including Copper Architecture Forum magazine (register for a free copy via copperconcept.org). More information and images of the shortlisted projects, all the other entries and previous Awards can be viewed at: www.copperconcept.org/awards.
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