Life Cycle Of Nordic Copper15.8.2018
Aurubis is a world leader in recycling copper, precious metals, and other non-ferrous metals – which contributes to raw material security and environmental protection.
Longevity, endurance, and aesthetics in the same package
Copper has an established standing in architecture and construction. Because of its long lifecycle, corrosion resistance and, not least, its aesthetics, copper is used extensively in roofs and facades.
In addition to these classic applications, copper is also increasingly used in many high-tech products.
Recyclability allows reuse
Copper is also 100% recyclable. The old, 200-year-old copper roof can be reused, either to the same or another location. The Aurubis Pori mill melts and waltzes long-serving copper into clear copper sheets. This way the old piece of material will return to its function to protect new buildings for future centuries.
Long lifecycle reduces costs
Copper as a maintenance-free material significantly reduces the lifecycle costs of a rooftop or facade. In practice, copper structures do not require any maintenance, but they endure the burdens of different seasons as such. Thus, copper becomes less costly than other reference materials. For example, the cost of painting the first tin roof with washing will often equalize the price differentials of the materials – not to mention the maintenance and repair paintings required by the standard roof tile over the years. Instead, the copper roof by Nordic Copper is almost an everlasting investment – it lasts hundreds of years easily. There are some copper roofs which are over 350 years old.
Reconstruction of Tsaritsino Palace
The Tsaritsino palace complex, located in Moscow Russia, was created as a suburb residence of Empress Catherine II. Catherine bought the village for the construction of her country residence and renamed it into Tsaritsino in 1775. It was designed and built by the architect Vasily Bazhenov, but the palace was never completed. Over time, the castle ruined as the walls were standing without a roof. Between 2005-2007 the estate ‘s buildings were reconstructed and adapted for museum use. Nordic Copper green is decorating in the palace’s roofing. Today Tsaritsino – the cultural center of urban values, preserving the elements of the XVIII century country manor. The copper roof can last for over 200 years.