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Copper in Architecture Awards – 2009

August 17th, 2009 1 comment

Richmond Center for Visual ArtsThe 2009 winners of the North American Copper in Architecture  (NACIA) Awards were announced this month and they do not disappoint. Twelve outstanding projects – nine from the United States and three from Canada – made the cut. They represent the best in both new construction and renovation, and include a Native American-inspired residential compound, an Ontario health center, a major New Jersey boat terminal, a visual arts complex in western Michigan, an Arizona golf facility, and a historic New York courthouse.

The NACIA Awards program, sponsored by the Copper Development Association (CDA) and the Canadian Copper & Brass Development Association (CCBDA), recognizes North American building projects that demonstrate an outstanding use of architectural copper and copper alloys.

Each of the 2009 finalists was selected for its excellence in craftsmanship, attention to detail, and architectural vision. Seen together, they show the amazing range of color, texture, finish, and form that is possible with copper. Over time, they will prove with their durability and timeless beauty the wisdom of choosing this most versatile natural resource.

The CDA has posted a slide show and project description for each of the 2009 winners.

Would you like to nominate an outstanding copper building project? The call for entries for the 2010 North American Copper in Architecture Awards is now open. Submissions will be accepted through January 31, 2010.

Rio Tinto a Winner at the Stevie Awards™

July 30th, 2009 No comments

CDA member, Rio Tinto, one of the world’s largest mining companies, and Vérité, a digital communications agency, received two 2009 American Business Awards last week.

fromoretomore.pshpd.200wThey won the Stevie Award for Best Animated Film in the public relations category for their film “From Ore to More”, which tells the story of the lifecycle of copper at Rio Tinto’s Kennecott Utah Copper. The film is viewed in schools, on the Web, and by tour groups.

They also accepted a Stevie Finalist Award for Best Integrated Marketing Campaign in the metals and mining category for their “We’re part of something bigger”campaign. The campaign consists of TV and radio spots, a Web site, prints ads, and various ribbon and video banners for use at Rio Tinto Stadium.

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Copper in Architecture Awards – 2008

June 26th, 2009 1 comment

Copper in Architecture Awards

The North American Copper in Architecture Awards recognizes North American building projects that demonstrate an outstanding use of architectural copper and copper alloys. Sponsored by the Copper Development Association (CDA) and the Canadian Copper & Brass Development Association (CCBDA), the annual program awards excellence in craftsmanship, attention to detail, and architectural vision.

In a few short weeks, the 2009 NACAA winners will be announced. We’re looking forward to sharing them with you!

The bar is pretty high. The 2008 winning projects were exemplary for their use of copper in dramatically new ways. Some will remain as we see them today; others will change in color and texture as the copper ages and acquires a patina. The “aliveness” of copper is part of what makes it such an exciting material to work with—and to behold.

There’s a slide show and project description for each of the 2008 winners.

Meanwhile, the call for entries for the 2010 North American Copper in Architecture Awards is now open. Submissions will be accepted through January 31, 2010.