Entries are now invited for the 2013 European Copper in Architecture Awards 16, a showcase for architects designing with copper and its alloys to promote their work to an international audience, organized by the European Copper Institute.
It is possibile submit buildings of any size or type, completed between May 2011 and May 2013 anywhere across Europe, which incorporate 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 historically, to a highly architectural material for any building element – particularly facades - with endless opportunities for diversity.
Ticino House, Davide Macullo Architects; TOP: Jewish Museum of the City of Munich, Wandel Hoefer Lorch Architekten;
Today, the awards really belong to European architects who have made them the continuing, growing success they are now. The judges and others involved with the Awards regularly tell us that the standard of architectural design is unusually and consistently high for an architectural competition focused on a single material. This is also reflected in the willingness of many architects to join our pool of judges, which plays an essential role in giving the awards real kudos.
The winner projects will receive a bronze Cycladic style sculpture at a dedicated Awards Presentation Event. In addition, prize-winning and shortlisted projects will be widely promoted to an international audience.
Archaeology Museum of Vitoria, Spain, Mangado y Asociados.
Last edition' winners were Archaeology Museum of Vitoria, Spain, designed by Francisco Mangado y Asociados.
Three other projects received commendations: Davide Macullo Architects’ design for the House in Ticino in Switzerland, the Clip House in Madrid by Bernalte-León Asociados and Dissing+Weitling Architecture’s copper-clad Frederikskaj project in Copenhagen.
To keep up to date with the Awards, sign-up now for the Copperconcept Newsletter. And make sure your entry is submitted by 31 May 2013.
Image courtesy European Copper Institute