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European Copper in Architecture Awards 18 - 2017

The results of the 2017 European Copper in Architecture Awards 18 have just been announced. 

The eighteenth iteration of these biennial architectural awards recognises the growing influence of copper and its alloys in modern design. But it also exposes to a wider international audience inspirational projects, some of which might otherwise go unrecognised.

Winner, Awards 2017, Maersk Tower, Copenhagen, Denmark

A unanimous judges’ choice, the Maersk Tower research complex in Copenhagen, designed by C.F. Møller Architects, was the clear Winner. A major landmark building prominent on Copenhagen’s skyline, it nonetheless delivers on many other levels as well. The conceptual development of its complex programme offers a fresh, more openly interactive research building typology enabling interdisciplinary functions to work across and between floors and departments. Its response to urban context is impressive with a gentle curved form making it slim, elegant and sympathetic to its surroundings.

Public Choice Winner, Awards 2017, Hydropolis, Wroclaw, Poland

The Public Choice Winner, with by far the most votes cast on copperconcept.org, was a new copper entrance pavilion hosting an innovative ‘water printer’ sculpture. It celebrates the regeneration of the remarkable 19th century reservoir in Wrocław, converted into ‘Hydropolis’ – the only knowledge centre in Poland devoted entirely to water. The copper to the side is punched with holes to mimic computer punch cards in keeping with the water printer theme. 

Commended project, Awards 2017, Lahti Travel Centre, Lahti, Finland

Designed by JKMM Architects

The judges welcomed the uniting with copper, which is extremely well detailed and executed, of disparate elements and enhancement of the everyday structures associated with transport interchanges. Politically, this is an outstanding project for the benefits of good design and materials in the public realm, with emphasis on enhancing the travel experience.

Commended project, Awards 2017, Bosruck Tunnel, Bosruck, Austria

Designed by Riepl Riepl Architekten

The judges considered this to be an exemplar of a copper alloy elevating utilitarian structures, here in a challenging environment. The highly architectonic, larger scale approach taken responds to the dramatic landscape location and will enhance the experience of those travelling through the tunnel at speed.    

Teaser European Copper in Architecture Awards 2017

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HYDROPOLIS, Education Centre, Wrocław

The film shows Hydropolis, dedicated to providing information about 'water'. The film presents the architecture of the building, the outer facade elements of perforated copper sheet. A 'printer' that creats patterns in falling water is an attraction for visitors.

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