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The Clarion Hotel Post, Gothenburg, Sweden, designed by architects Semrén & Månsson

Nordic Green Living copper plays a key role in transforming the once redundant central Post Office building in Gothenburg, Sweden – a listed national monument – into a 500-bedroom landmark hotel. Architects Semrén & Månsson’s deceptively simple strategy in designing the Clarion Hotel Post was to close up the gap in the original building’s horseshoe-shaped […]

The Moon Art Centre, Mechelen, Belgium designed by import.export Architecture

At the heart of the renovation and upgrading of ‘the Moon’ children’s art centre in the Belgian city of Mechelen is a small theatre complex – a golden cube defined by its extraordinary, creased Nordic Royal copper alloy cladding. The project’s designers – Antwerp based import.export Architecture – were inspired by associations of ‘the Moon’ […]

The Curve Building, Teesside University, UK designed by architects Austin-Smith:Lord

The heart of Teesside University’s campus in Middlesbrough is defined by Nordic Royal golden copper alloy, enveloping the new Teaching and Conference Building – known as ‘The Curve’. The Curve forms part of Austin-Smith:Lord’s competition-winning design for a unique environment at the centre of the University. It includes an extensive public realm, innovative lighting, a […]

Adelaide Oval in Australia by Cox Architecture in association with Walterbrooke and Hames Sharley

“The Nordic Bronze skin flows underneath to form a reflective soffit, then into the interior to define the solid mass while blurring inside and outside boundaries.” Visitors to the recently redeveloped Adelaide Oval – one of Australia’s most iconic sports venues – are now greeted by a dramatic, cantilevered curved form over the main entrance, […]

Anglia Ruskin in Cambridge by Richard Murphy Architects

“The Nordic Blue Living 3 effectively gave the closest visual match to a natural patinated copper in our opinion – without the 25-year wait for the weather to do the job for us.” Richard Murphy Architects have created a new campus for Anglia Ruskin University, announced by a dramatic curved façade clad in tiered layers […]

Garden Museum in London by Dow Jones Architects

‘Nordic Bronze is a lightweight material that will weather from a bright copper colour to an even earthy chocolate brown. This colour will allow the building to sit quietly within the graveyard, allowing the garden and church the strongest presence’ Nordic Bronze clad interventions expanding a museum on one of London’s most historically important and […]

St Andrew Square, Edinburgh UK by Hoskins Architects and CDA

“Various metals were appraised and a group of copper alloys from Aurubis identified to ensure long term quality and handsome weathering. From these we selected Nordic Royal, an alloy of copper with aluminium and zinc, offering a distinctive golden colour” Brushed Nordic Royal copper alloy fins help define a major redevelopment that completes a historic […]

Royal Academy of Music, London UK

Ian Ritchie Architects’ award-winning, ingenious design for the Royal Academy of Music in a particularly challenging historic London location is defined by its roofline of Nordic Blue copper, a material that the architects have been exploring for over a decade. Hidden behind the façade of the Royal Academy of Music’s Edwardian premises, surrounded by other […]

Educational Copper

Nordic Brown pre-oxidised copper from Aurubis forms part of the restrained palette of natural materials defining the new St John’s Primary School, Ealing, London, designed by Conran and Partners with detailed design by executive architects Gibberd. Conran and Partners’ idea for a new school grew out of their proposals for the ongoing regeneration of Green […]

Nordic Copper Inside and Out

‘We consider copper’s natural surface development outside, reflecting the local environment, to be one of the material’s key attributes. A strong, decorative approach to copper cladding for both internal and external surfaces – combining three different Nordic Copper products from Aurubis – defines the redevelopment of Onslow House, a prominent commercial headquarters building in the […]

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