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St Henry’s Ecumenical Art Chapel, Turku, Finland...The World’s Best Copper Buildings Photos | Architectural Digest

The World’s Best Copper Buildings

Discover 15 of our favorite copper-clad buildings, including St. Henrys Ecumenical Art Chapel in Turku, Finland

The World’s Best Copper Buildings Photos | Architectural Digest

The World’s Best Copper Buildings

Designed by German duo Schröder Schulte-Ladbeck, the modern Schloss Grafenegg Concert Hall is set between two historic buildings on the grounds of Grafenegg Castle. The copper façade will eventually patina to match its brick surroundings.

For the Meinel Optical Sciences building, local firm Richärd+Bauer created a reddened copper-alloy rain screen, which blends seamlessly with the campus’s brick façades and protects the structure from the desert sun. Inspired by a darkroom, the northern end features penetrating light shafts, while the southern side has no windows at all.

For the Meinel Optical Sciences building, local firm Richärd+Bauer created a reddened copper-alloy rain screen, which blends seamlessly with the campus’s brick façades and protects the structure from the desert sun. Inspired by a darkroom, the northern end features penetrating light shafts, while the southern side has no windows at all.

Penn State decided to go green with the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. WTW Architects in Pittsburgh and Overland Partners in San Antonio created an energy-efficient design with mostly construction waste materials sourced from within 500 miles of the school, including 30 tons of 95 percent recycled copper from Rome, New York, for the siding.

The World’s Best Copper Buildings

Myyrmaki Church. Leiviska + Kivisalo. Helsinki, Finland. #religiousarchitecture

Myyrmaki Church. Leiviska + Kivisalo. Helsinki, Finland. #religiousarchitecture

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Image 3 of 19 from gallery of San Josemaría Escrivá Church / Javier Sordo Madaleno Bringas. Photograph by Fran Parente

Chapel of St.Lawrence, Vantaa, 2010 by Avanto Architects Ltd.

Chapel of St Lawrence, Vantaa, Finland by Avanto Architects. Vertical tower points towards heaven, white exterior blends with the (generally!

The World’s Best Copper Buildings Photos | Architectural Digest

The World’s Best Copper Buildings

middle school by LCR Architectes, Labarthe-sur-Lèze, France , Its facades incorporate strips of glazing surrounded by patinated copper, with a brown tone intended to reference the ploughed earth of the nearby agricultural land.

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