Copper Architecture

Uniqueness of copper

Copper is a beautiful, durable and timeless material with unique properties and performance benefits.

» Durability and maintenance freedom due to the corrosion protection provided by the patina in any atmospheric conditions.
» Exceptional, indefinite lifespan demonstrated over hundreds of years, and without underside corrosion issues.
» Cost-efficient substrates and low ‘whole-life’ costs.

» Easy malleability at any temperature and no brittleness in cold weather.
» Low thermal movement and high melting point, which prevents stretching in hot weather.
» Usability as flat, curved or faceted design at any inclination or pitch.
» Non-toxic processing and impressive antimicrobial properties, also ideally suited for contact surfaces inside buildings, e.g. door handles and light switches.
» Good use in conjunction with other high-quality materials.

Architectural opportunities

Copper was one of the first metals used by man and is one of our oldest building materials. With the onset of the 20th century and the international modernist movement came a transformation from copper’s historic role as a durable roofing material to a flexible architectural skin over any surface, including walls.

As a result, modern architects have focused on copper as a layer covering entire surfaces in order to enhance buildings’ form and maintain material continuity.

Furthermore, there is growing interest in the use of copper for interior design.

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