Copper was one of the first metals used by man and is one of our oldest building materials, with unique properties and characteristics.
Long traditions

Copper was one of the first metals used by man and is one of our oldest building materials with exceptionally long-life – demonstrated over hundreds of years.

Realizing designs in copper

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

Natural beauty

Copper is a beautiful, durable and timeless material with unique properties and performance benefits. Available in many shades of colour as well as many lively surfaces.

Location Moscow, Russia
Year 1796, finalized 2005
Material Nordic Green
Designer Matvey Kazatov, Mikhail Posohin
Location Hamburg, Germany
Year 2015
Material Nordic Royal
Designer Trapez Architektur
Location Helsinki, Finland
Year 2011
Material Nordic Green
Designer LPR-architects Ltd
Uniqueness of copper
Long life-time

Copper is a beautiful, durable and timeless material with unique properties and performance benefits. There are some copper roofs which are around 350 years old.

Formability

Copper can easily be formed mechanically or by hand, on site or in the workshop, to suit virtually any three dimensional shape – including complex curves and details.

AE oxidisation and patination

When exposed to the climate, copper surface begins a natural process, which is dependent upon local environmental conditions, orientation and inclination of the surface.

Location Linköping, Sweden
Year 1408–1420, restored 1967
Material Originally Standard Copper
Designer Helgo Zettervall, Carl Hårleman
Location Melbourne, Australia
Year 2017
Material Nordic Brass
Designer Architects GroupGSA
Location London, UK
Year 2017
Material Nordic Bronze
Designer Dow Jones Architects
Copper’s environmental profile
Essential for all life

Copper is a naturally-occurring element in the environment. It is present in the earth’s crust, in oceans, lakes and rivers, from minute trace element levels through to rich mine deposits.

Recycled raw-material

All of our architectural copper products are manufactured by 100% recycled raw-material. Copper’s ability to be recycled repeatedly, without any loss in performance, is an important sustainable benefit.

Environmental aspect

Today, around 50% of Europe’s copper demand is met by recycled material. It has been estimated that at least 65% of all copper ever mined is still in use, or available for use, today, having been recycled over and over.

Location Svalbard, Norway
Year 2006
Material Nordic Standard
Designer Jarmund Vigsnæs arkitekter

100% of copper is recyclable which makes copper a perfect building material for sustainable world

Copper can be recycled over and over with no loss of quality

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Nordic Copper

In addition to Nordic Blue, Nordic Green and Nordic Turquoise pre-patinated copper, other Aurubis ranges include Nordic Standard ‘mill finish’ and Nordic Brown pre-oxidized copper offering lighter or darker shades of brown determined by the thickness of the oxide layer. Aurubis copper alloys include Nordic Brass – now available pre-weathered – Nordic Bronze and the innovative Nordic Royal with a long-lasting golden colour. An extensive choice of Nordic Décor mechanically applied surface treatments is also available, particularly suited to interior design.