Friday, October 16, 2009

"The winners of the European Copper in Architecture Awards 14 were announced at a presentation ceremony in London on September 29. With almost 50 entries from 16 countries, the awards revealed a great diversity of projects representing the best in contemporary European architecture.

Selected from five shortlisted projects (previously on Bustler), the outright winner was the Archaeology Museum of Vitoria, Spain, designed by Mangado y Asociados. Extensive use of cast bronze elements creates contrasting elevational treatments. From the street it seems tough and hermetic with a real air of mystery enticing the visitor in. Then, it reveals more of its nature and grows increasingly open with the changing architectural rhythm on entering the courtyard. The judges were particularly impressed with the building’s stunning effect of a timeless fortress in its urban setting... to check out more on this winning project!

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