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In this special issue of FOCUS ON ZINC n° 3, you will find out the awarded projects in the second edition of the VMZINC Archizinc Trophy
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  • 1. S P E C I A L I S S U E N O . - O C T O B E R Published in English, French, German and Spanish. T R O P H É E
  • 2. The ARCHIZINC Trophy S P E C I A L I S S U E N o . 3 - A R C H I Z I N C T R O P H Y This second edition of the ARCHIZINC Trophy has confirmed its success. The jury considered the overall quality of the submissions to be very impressive and selecting the final winners was far from simple. In the end the choice was made easier by the heterogeneity of the jury. The varying international origins of the jury members, and the different functions each of them occupies in the construction industry, meant that consensus, when achieved, was a sure proof of quality. Under the masterly chairmanship of Dominique Boudet, the jury came up with a selection of prizewinners that is truly excellent, in the diversity of the styles and functions of the buildings, in the reasoning for the awards, in the countries of origin, and in the varying applications of VM ZINC® . It is certainly unusual for an industrial company to take up the challenge of sponsoring an architectural prize with an associated magazine, presenting a truly neutral opinion from the major actors in the construction industry. In undertaking such an action under our brand VM ZINC® , we are convinced that we could have no greater ambition than to let our products speak for themselves. We hope you enjoy these pages and will share with us the genuine pleasure of contributing to a better architectural world. Christopher Smith Publication Director
  • 3. The Jury • Dominique Boudet Former Chief Editor of the journal AMC, Le Moniteur Architecture, Chairman of the “Trophée ARCHIZINC” Jury. • Frédéric Borel Architect – Paris. • Jean-Pol Borremans Architect, ex-chairman of the Belgian National Institute of Architects. • Lluís Dilmé Deputy Director of the Dilmé & Fabré Architecture Office, SCP; Architect DPLG, Spain. Lionel Dunet Architect DESA, member of the French National Institute of Architects. • Jacques Fazilleau Engineer, graduate of the Ecole Centrale de Paris, Chairman and Managing Director of Y Ingénierie, member of the board of SYNTEC Ingénierie, Treasurer of the OPQIBI. • Nikos Kalogeras Architect, professor Emeritus of the polytechnical school of Athens, President of the Greek Institute of architecture in Athens, Greece. • Simone Kosremelli B. Arch AUB, MSUP Columbia University, in Beirut in Lebanon. • Tomasz Markowski Architect (ECT) in Poland. • Gilles de Mont-Marin Architect DPLG, Deputy Director SEMAPA (Paris Construction Authority). • Dirk Jan Postel Architect, Senior Partner, Kraaijvanger Urbis, Holland. • Anik Shooner Architect, Senior Partner, MENKÉS SHOONER DAGENAIS LETOURNEUX Architectural office, in Montreal (MSDL), member of the Quebec Order of Architects and Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. • Roger Baltus Architect and engineer, Head of the Business Expansion Department – Umicore France. • Céline Habert Engineer in the Design Assistance Office – Umicore France. • Marco Rossi Architect, Manager of Umicore Marketing Services Italia. • Christopher Smith Head of the Sales Support Department and Editor in Chief of FOCUS ON ZINC – Umicore France.
  • 4. Editorial S P E C I A L I S S U E N o . 3 - A R C H I Z I N C T R O P H Y Chairing the second ARCHIZINC Trophy jury provided far more than the expected pleasure of meeting the new members of the jury. We were all very impressed by the very high quality of the projects submitted. The ARCHIZINC competition seems to have awakened great interest among building professionals, as witnessed by the selection of creations presented to us for deliberation. Suffice it to say that it was sometimes very difficult for the jury to come to a decision. It was very stimulating to chair lively discussions with a jury whose members represented so many professions and countries. The consensus we reached highlighted a group of very rich projects, which reflect the flexibility of zinc, this beautiful, eternally renewed material. On presenting the awards – beautifully crafted trophies representing the different aspects of the material – we reflected on the undoubtedly glorious future of this trophy, given the first class quality of the winners. The challenge for the manufacturer sponsoring it will certainly be to sustain their communication at a level which is as highly creative as the projects themselves! The ARCHIZINC Trophy seems destined for a wonderful future. Dominique Boudet Chairman of the Jury
  • 5. I Winner - House in Santander (Spain) I Special award - House in Foxground (Australia) Contents Individual HousingEnvironment Prize Page 6 Page 14 Page 24 Page 36 Page 46 Page 48 Page 50 I Winner - Porter House in New York (USA) I Special awards - Public Housing in Merksplas (Belgium) - Residential complex in Glebe Harbour (Australia) Collective Housing I Winner - The Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo (Canada) I Special awards - Burgos Archaeological Centre (Spain) - Perissos station in Athens (Greece) - Community Hall in Marcy-L’Étoile (France) Public Buildings I Winner - Warehouse in Vicenza (Italy) I Special awards - Offices and showroom in Herford (Germany) - Wine cellar in Barolo (Italy) - Museum of American Art Chattanooga (USA) - Warehouse in Ghent (Belgium) Commercial Buildings Special Trophy for Innovation Special Trophy for Tradition - Offices in Ghent (Belgium) Special Trophy for Jury’s Prize
  • 6. I Winner & Environment Prize I Special award Individual Housing 8projects selected 30projects presented
  • 7. I Individual housing House in Santander (Spain) Architect(s): Pablo Oriol Salgado, Arturo Romero, Beatriz G. Casares, Carmina Casajuana, Fernando Rodríguez, Marcos Gonzáles Technique(s): Interlocking panel Aspect(s): ANTHRA-ZINC® Surface in zinc: 368 sq. m (3,680 sq. ft.) Net floor area: 360 sq. m (3,600 sq. ft.) Between land and sea Winner & Environment Prize 6 S P E C I A L I S S U E N o . 3 - A R C H I Z I N C T R O P H Y The jury appreciated… the extensive use of zinc and the environmentally friendly approach, which they found particularly praiseworthy as the private owner incurred extra construction costs with this approach.
  • 8. Opening onto the ocean without turning its back on land: this was the request which gave birth to a “flexible black box, which merges into the landscape” of the Costa Verde. The architect Pablo Oriol Salgado tells us the design of the house owes everything to the sea, the environment, the sky and the North wind. The land-sea duality is reflected by the shutters, which are either open to the four horizons, or closed to shelter the family from an ever present outdoor environment. The construction principles applied to this sophisticated design were rooted in a profound concern for the environment. The house has a sophisticated sectored insulation system which optimises energy consumption, a rainwater management system which notably incorporates a rainwater recycling system and a planted roof. There were three reasons for the choice of ANTHRA-ZINC® which entirely covers the upper level: it met the requirement that the building blend into its immediate environment (colour and aspect), it ensured a long life-span and resistance to the marine environment and it complied with the owner’s wish to use a 100% recyclable material. 7 Winner Individual Housing & the Environment Prize Cross section Photos: Paul Kozlowski, France. Drawing: Oficina Nolaster, Spain & VM ZINC® Design Assistance Office, France. 1. VM ZINC® Interlocking panel 2. Aluminium eaves 3. Wood trim 4. Folded flashing 5. Frame (wood or metal) 6. Galvanized steel bracket
  • 9. 8 S P E C I A L I S S U E N o . 3 - A R C H I Z I N C T R O P H Y
  • 10. 9 Winner Individual Housing
  • 11. I Individual housing House in Foxground (Australia) Architect(s): Studio Internationale Pty Limited, Rita asabian Christina Markham Technique(s): Interlocking panel Aspect(s): UARTZ-ZINC® , ANTHRA-ZINC® Surface in zinc: 320 sq. m (3,200 sq. ft) Net floor area: 2 0 sq. m (2, 00 sq. ft.) e ial a ard S P E C I A L I S S U E N o . 3 - A R C H I Z I N C T R O P H Y The jury appreciated… the unaccustomed ri htness and practicality of this private house and the use of nterloc in panels to provide a relief effect which enhances the facade of the uildin . A place in nature
  • 12. Photos: Martin an er al, Australia. Drawing: Stu io Internationale Pt i ite , Australia. e ial a ard Individual Housing About 150 km south of Sydney, in a spot hidden from the ocean, this summer residence encourages us to forget time and other buildings. The transition between the driveway and the outside garage and the house is made by a simple passage which opens onto a view of lush vegetation, with the splendid Great Diving Range mountains on the horizon, their constantly shifting colours reflecting the passage of time. The slightly elevated house is situated on two sides of the square patio and swimming pool, its glass wall extending the lines of the patio and fitting into an environment which blends their spare lines. Lines is the operative word as a pattern of intersecting lines was chosen for the façade of this modular building, using the interlocking panel system in naturally time and weather resistant UARTZ-ZINC® for the main building and ANTHRA-ZINC® for the separate garage.
  • 13. 5projects selected 22projects presented I Winner I Special awards Collective Housing
  • 14. I Collective housing Porter House in New York (USA) Architect(s): SHoP Architects onathan Mallie Maria Wong Technique(s): Locally made panels Aspect(s): ANTHRA-ZINC® Surface in zinc: 1,6 2 sq. m (16, 20 sq. ft) Net floor area: 4, 50 sq. m (4 ,500 sq. ft) Winner S P E C I A L I S S U E N o . 3 - A R C H I Z I N C T R O P H Y The jury appreciated… the upscale nature of the development, the uality of the desi n and the superior finish. Photos: Seong Kwon. Drawing: S oP Architects, SA.
  • 15. Winner olle tive Housing Upscale At the intersection of th Avenue and 15th Street, Porter House adds an original touch to the rich architectural mix of historic Manhattan. In the country that invented the loft, the conversion of a wine warehouse built in 1 05 into a luxurious 22 apartment condominium building gave rise to an unusually extensive rehabilitation involving literally grafting a four storey extension onto the building using a daring cantilever system. The vertical light boxes which draw the passer-by’s eye upward day and night, give a sense of lightness to the addition. The metal framework of the extension is clad in ANTHRA-ZINC® which is one of the outstanding features of the project. “We wanted to work with a limited number of materials, reduce material wastage to a minimum in the production phase and speed up construction,” explained Gregg A. Pasquarelli, from Architects SHoP. Data in an Excel table was processed by a three dimensional design programme to create working drawings for all the facades. Using data transfer, the panels could then be cut, formed and identified automatically on the manufacturer’s premises. This giant 3,800 piece jigsaw puzzle then only remained to be assembled. This project has won numerous awards on the other side of the tlantic ousin esi n ward, erit in esi n and , merican rchitecture ward, ronze ward, uildin esi n and onstruction.
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  • 17. 7 Winner olle tive Housing
  • 18. I Collective housing Public Housing in Merksplas (Belgium) Architect(s): TEEMA Architecten Paul Vandenbussche Edith Wouters Technique(s): Standing seam Aspect(s): natural VM ZINC® , ANTHRA-ZINC® Surface in zinc: 1,220 sq. m (12,200 sq. ft) Net floor area: 2,2 3 sq. m (22, 30 sq. ft) e ial a ard olle tive Housing 8 S P E C I A L I S S U E N o . 3 - A R C H I Z I N C T R O P H Y The jury appreciated… the simplicity and intelli ence of the play of colours which personalises the houses and the semi under round par in . Playing with colours
  • 19. “ lthou h the world is definitely not always a eautiful or pleasant place, our uildin s render it so.“ dith outers, T rchitecten. 9 e ial a ard olle tive Housing This public housing development, consisting of 11 residences in Merksplas, north east of Antwerp, demonstrates that public housing does not necessarily mean dull. These six, two-storey buildings, built over a semi-underground parking garage, are neither imitation country cottages nor impersonal apartment buildings but resemble detached houses in which the architect wanted to create a new type of home. The project melts into the landscape which flows up to and through the houses thanks to the openness of the front and rear facades and, less obviously, provides the residents with a garden on the sides. Breaking with usual public housing habits, the project uses different materials – Natural VM ZINC® , ANTHRA-ZINC® , orange ceramics – on the façade and the roof to balance the strict unity of the design with a rhythmic effect. The least ray of sunshine makes the interior surfaces light up and adds that touch of optimism which is the signature of the Teema office. 1. Standing seam on façade 2. Galvanized strip 3. Standing seam on roof 4. Roof decking Eaves detail Photos: hat if… Drawing: MA Architecten, elgiu & VM ZINC® Design Assistance Office, France.
  • 20. I Collective housing Residential complex in Glebe Harbour (Australia) Architect(s): S B Architects Developper: AUSTRALAND Technique(s): DE TER Aspect(s): UARTZ-ZINC® Surface in zinc: 8,000 sq. m (80,000 sq. ft) Net floor area: 23,000 sq. m (230,000 sq.ft) e ial a ard S P E C I A L I S S U E N o . 3 - A R C H I Z I N C T R O P H Y The jury appreciated… the judicious use of the T ® system in se mentin the uildin s and the eauty of the pleasin ly sophisticated expression. Rhythm of the waves
  • 21. e ial a ard olle tive Housing The beginnings of Australia’s architectural history, along the shoreline, dates back to the early I th Century. In what was not yet the city of Sydney but simply a landing stage which would later become an industrial port, Glebe Harbour came into being in the form of Victorian terraced houses. The following century, outclassed by new buildings, the district became one of the poorest in the town and was neglected for a very long time. The fruit of a development and rehabilitation plan, the new Glebe Harbour, built on 23,000 sq. m, in the shadow of the Anzac Bridge, is made up of 135 contemporary residences divided into five independent complexes, inspired by the maritime tradition of the area and designed to blend seamlessly with the village atmosphere of the peninsula. Wishing to cover the facades of two of these complexes with rectangular panels to obtain a vertical profile in staggered sections, the architects found a solution in the VM ZINC® DE TER system which matched their aesthetic expectations and did not require any particular protection with plating or varnish to withstand the onslaughts of the marine climate. Since the pre-formed panels are delivered ready to install they represented a suitable solution from the financial point of view. Photos: ren Magazine, Australia. Drawing: S Architects, Australia.
  • 22. 8projects selected 54projects presented I Winner I Special awards Public Buildings
  • 23. Photos: Marc Cra er & Saucier Perrotte architectes, Cana a. Drawing: Saucier Perrotte architectes, Cana a. I Public buildings The Perimeter Institute for Theorical Physics in Waterloo (Canada) Architect(s): Saucier Perrotte Technique(s): Vertical interlocking panel Aspect(s): UARTZ-ZINC® Surface in zinc: 64 sq. m ( ,640 sq. ft) Total surface: 6,000 sq. m (60,000 sq. ft) Winner S P E C I A L I S S U E N o . 3 - A R C H I Z I N C T R O P H Y The jury appreciated… the eautifully alanced aesthetics etween lass, zinc and concrete, and the fra mentation of volumes – offices oxes which ive the façade reada ility and ele ance.
  • 24. Winner Pu li uildings Reflections In the small Canadian city of Waterloo, near Toronto, the physicists of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics focus their research on the biggest problems of modern theoretical physics, such as string theory or the symbiosis between particle physics and cosmology, etc. Since it wished to attract the best experts and rapidly become a world class research centre, this private institute, founded in 1 , recently invested in a new building to serve as a showcase for the advanced research carried out there and to “host scientific conferences and public events without disturbing the work of the researchers in residence”. Overlooking a pool which reflects the ambient light, the north-west façade, essentially made up of vast picture windows, interprets and literally expresses this requirement, thanks to the UARTZ-ZINC® interlocking panel cladding which both draws a protective curtain across the main amphitheatre, and individualises and emphasises the subtle offsetting of the 44 offices.
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  • 26. 7 Winner Pu li uildings VM ZINC® VM ZINC® VM ZINC® VM ZINC®
  • 27. I Public buildings Burgos Archaeological Centre (Spain) Architect(s): Maryan Alvarez-Builla oaquin Ibañez-Montoya Technique(s): Standing seam Aspect(s): UARTZ-ZINC® Surface in zinc: 534 sq. m (5,340 sq. ft) Total surface: ,000 sq. m ( 0,000 sq. ft) e ial a ard 8 S P E C I A L I S S U E N o . 3 - A R C H I Z I N C T R O P H Y
  • 28. 9 A journey back in time e ial a ard Pu li uildings Modern museography and archaeology dictate that museums must be built directly on the sites to display the relics in their own environment and in the state they were in when discovered. At Burgos castle on the San Miguel hill, the archaeological park of the old fortress invites us to travel back in time to the Ith Century ingdom of Castile, by following a walkway which leads from the old “Plaza de armas” to the parapet walk which offers a view over the town. Along the way, two buildings are set down among the ruins. One houses an exhibition of the objects discovered during the excavations, the other shelters the access to the underground galleries, while a third, very stylised structure draws attention to the masonry of the ancient well. On this very rich archaeological site which is destined for further excavation, the light wooden buildings (structure and cladding) express the reversibility of the structures desired by the architect who, however, wished to crown the structures with a “very high quality roof which would not change their light, modern, intentionally abstract appearance”. The technical constraint of maintaining a sense of lightness and the aesthetic constraint of the shallow pitched roof led to the choice of a Natural VM ZINC® standing seam roof, equally suitable for the exterior shape, for the interior spaces with their ceiling covering and for the light wells. The jury appreciated… the amount of creativity in the project, demonstrated y the choice of materials and colours which emphasize the contrast etween the ruins and the development the emphasis on transparency the simplicity and discretion of the dou le slope zinc roof which seems to fade into the ac round and the rainwater collection system which is completely invisi le. Photos: Paul Kozlowski, France Sil ia sle, Spain. Drawing: Architecture Office, Al arez uilla & I añez Monto a, Spain.
  • 29. I Public buildings Perissos station in Athens (Greece) Architect(s): Nikos Gortsios, ohn Sholidis, Pavlos Lefas Associates Technique(s): Standing seam Aspect(s): UARTZ-ZINC® Surface in zinc: 1,500 sq. m (15,000 sq. ft) Total surface: 1,800 sq. m (18,000 sq. ft) e ial a ard S P E C I A L I S S U E N o . 3 - A R C H I Z I N C T R O P H Y 1. VM ZINC® Standing seam 2. 25 mm Decking
  • 30. The jury appreciated… the fluidity of the roof, the movement reflectin that of the trains and the openin s which provide air circulation and an open view. e ial a ard Pu li uildings Aerodynamics For this station, where trains and passengers are simply in transit, the architect, Nikos Gortsios, wanted to maintain the impression of space and fluidity. For the reconstruction from A to Z of the Perissos station, on line 1 of the Athens urban network, he based his design on only three words, “lightness, movement and speed”. Designed to provide maximum shelter from the sun or inclement weather without hampering the flow of light and air, the building resembles two aircraft wings. After all, what can be lighter and more protective than a wing The two “wings” are 100 m long and slightly curved to follow the lines of the railway track. They are made up of five prefabricated metal roof frames which were assembled on site. Only after the wings had been installed on the seven irregularly placed posts did each wing receive its triple metal covering: pre-formed steel and aluminium sheets on the underside and a UARTZ-ZINC® standing seam roof - all without interrupting train circulation. Photos: Paul Kozlowski, France. Drawing: Nikos ortsios, ohn Sholi is, Pa los efas & Associates, reece.
  • 31. I Public buildings Community Hall in Marcy-L’Étoile (France) Architect(s): Nicolas Guillot Technique(s): Standing seam Aspect(s): UARTZ-ZINC® Surface in zinc: 1,818 sq. m (18,180 sq. ft) Total surface: 1,1 6 sq. m (11, 60 sq. ft) e ial a ard S P E C I A L I S S U E N o . 3 - A R C H I Z I N C T R O P H Y multi-ply rafters insulation foyer laminated wooden panels
  • 32. e ial a ard Pu li uildings Dressed for the ball If everyday life sometimes weighs us down, festivities provide light relief. In the 1 60s, in recognition of this “lightness” the inhabitants of “Marcy-l’Étoile“ chose to design their community hall with a curved concrete roof giving the impression of flight – or of the arms of a ballerina But festivities also express tradition: when the building had to be renovated and enlarged, the architect wanted, first and foremost, to preserve the character of the structure and emphasise its complex geometry by having the extensions in a single, unique envelope. Limited to two materials, UARTZ-ZINC® for the roof and the opaque facades and glass elsewhere, the new envelope of the building stands out from the surrounding traditional houses “like a huge coat draped over tall posts with the light from shows and festivities escaping from between its folds,” as the architect says. The jury appreciated… the curves, the unity and the treatment of the material in a complex architecture and the welcome installation of two valleys which enrich the ori inal project. Photos: Paul Kozlowski, France Drawing: Nicolas uillot www.nicolasguillot.co
  • 33. 5projects selected 3projects presented I Winner I Special awards Commercial Buildings
  • 34. I Commercial Buildings Warehouse in Vicenza (Italy) Architect(s): Silvia Dainese Technique(s): Cassettes, Sine wave profile Aspect(s): ANTHRA-ZINC® Surface in zinc: ,000 sq. m ( 0,000 sq. ft) Total surface: 4,000 sq. m (40,000 sq. ft) Winner 6 S P E C I A L I S S U E N o . 3 - A R C H I Z I N C T R O P H Y
  • 35. 7 Winner ommer ial uildings A designer’s signature Incomparable design, sophisticated elegance, outstanding performance, when we think of motorcycles from the other side of the Alps, we think first of their style. Thus, in Italy, where style and Italians go hand in hand, we find designers as talented as motor engineers who offer motorcycle fans clothing equipment the design of which is as sophisticated as their machines. The leading brand in this niche – they dress the champions – Dainese recently enhanced one of their warehouses, in Vicenza, with an extension as sophisticated as its image. The completely automated warehouse is a huge rectangular block with four closed sides. It is attached to a showroom which is open to the light through a square glass facade and three bays, elegantly arranged on its curved flank. Access to the original building is through a linking tunnel. Highlighting contrasts through functions, forms and openings, the three parts of the work nevertheless display the same ANTHRA-ZINC® finish. Sylvia Dainese, the architect, tells us, “The velvety appearance of ANTHRA-ZINC® recalls the ‘black skin’ used in the manufacture of Dainese garments and adds a touch of distinction to the tedium of its industrial environment”. The jury appreciated… the exceptional uality of the wor manship, which successfully mastered the ductile nature of the material to ive the warehouse a monolithic appearance. Photos: Paolo ti ergher & Paul archol. Drawing: Sil ia Dainese, Ital .
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  • 37. 9 Winner ommer ial uildings
  • 38. I Commercial Buildings Offices and showroom in Herford (Germany) Architect(s): bks architekten BDA Brinkmeier I rauß I Stanczus Project manager : M. Schurbohm Technique(s): Flat lock panel Aspect(s): ANTHRA-ZINC® Surface in zinc: 1,400 sq. m (14,000 sq. ft) Total surface: 1,200 sq. m (12,000 sq. ft) e ial a ard S P E C I A L I S S U E N o . 3 - A R C H I Z I N C T R O P H Y The jury appreciated… the effectiveness of the installation of the panels in the claddin of the upper level, especially ecause it displays perfect mastery of this techni ue.
  • 39. Photos: Kle ens Ort e er, er an . Drawing: VM ZINC® Design Assistance Office, France. e ial a ard ommer ial uildings Fifty years after its establishment by ulius Blum, an Austrian blacksmith who forged calks for horseshoes, and specialising in the production of hinges, the Blum Company has made design and functionality its trademarks. From Brazil to Poland, and as far afield as China, today it offers highly elaborate kitchen systems to customers devoted to high quality. At the company’s German headquarters in Herford, the public are invited to discover the key products and concepts of a world in which everything is within reach and where doors and drawers open and close in a perfect, silent movement. The building, an efficient visual medium which groups together business services, display and demonstration areas and stock, is itself presented in the form of a high-quality modular composition with its public areas finished in ANTHRA-ZINC® panels. Elegance and function
  • 40. The jury appreciated… the eauty of the ed es and the attention to detail y the contractor who added his si nature to the architect’s creation. I Commercial Buildings Wine cellar in Barolo (Italy) Architect(s): Paolo y Ugo Dellapiana, Francesco Bermond des Ambrois Technique(s): Standing seam, Flat lock panel Aspect(s): UARTZ-ZINC® Surface in zinc: 300 sq. m (3,000 sq. ft) Total surface : 1,220 sq. m (12,200 sq. ft) e ial a ard S P E C I A L I S S U E N o . 3 - A R C H I Z I N C T R O P H Y Photos: Fiorenzo Calosso e Al a, Ital . Drawing: Office Paolo & go Dellapiana, Francesco er on es A rois, Ital .
  • 41. e ial a ard ommer ial uilding In the Barolo vineyard in Piedmont, the wine cellar of the Adelaide farm celebrates the age-old tradition of tending the earth. The building, beneath a small grassy knoll which reflects the surrounding hills, is designed in the form of an ancient Egyptian tomb, symbolically re-imprinting the earth with the work of masking, pressing and wine-making before being used to store the bottles – for, as the architect Paolo Dellapiana says, “Everything comes from the earth: the soil nourishes the vine and the wine comes from the land”. The top section of the wine storehouse is opened up at the front by a wide, curved glass wall shaded by a UARTZ-ZINC® hood. On the sides and at the back, other surfaces linking the paved ground and the grassy roof are also covered by folded panels of the same material, chosen because it could be shaped by hand and because its solid, durable appearance blends naturally with the surrounding traditional houses. Neo-rustic
  • 42. 26projects selected 145projects presented I Special rop or nnovation I Special rop or radition I Special rop or r ’s Prize Special Trophies
  • 43. n , this project received a prize for xcellence from the merican etal onstruction ssociation wards . I Special Trophy Museum of American Art Chattanooga (USA) Architect(s): Randall Stout Panel manufacturer: A.Zahner Co. Technique(s): Flat lock panel Aspect(s): UARTZ-ZINC® PLUS Surface in zinc: 1,3 0 sq. m (13, 00 sq.f) Total surface: 4,380 sq. m (43,800 sq.f) e ial ro h or Innovation 6 S P E C I A L I S S U E N o . 3 - A R C H I Z I N C T R O P H Y
  • 44. 7 e ial ro h or Innovation Optical illusion In Chatanooga at the southernmost point of the Great Smokey Mountains in Tennessee, tourists who love unusual natural sights can discover a labyrinth with sides so narrow and deep that the sun cannot penetrate the gloom. Conversely, from its position on a rock spur towering above the river from a height of almost 100 feet, the Hunter Museum of American Art, exposes the lines of its recent 0,000 sq. ft extension, which itself seems to be a natural accident, for all to see. As one approaches from the access road, this chaotic assembly of massive blocks gradually organises itself to reveal a building which extends towards the original museum, a country house built in 1 05, and balances the first extension built on the north-east side in 1 0. Thus visitors discover the first work of the museum before they even enter it. The new project is of an entirely modern design combining glass, steel and marbled mineral-like cladding, the latter only in appearance, for all the panels used to clad the building are made of UARTZ-ZINC® PLUS panels (flat lock panels) specially pre-oxidised to achieve this aspect. An unusual and particularly successful variation on the use of VM ZINC catalogue products. The jury appreciated… the judicious sitin of the uildin on a roc spur the eauty of the envelope the stron presence of zinc and the ori inality of its treatment. Photos : i riffith, SA www.ti griffith.co . Drawing : an all Stout Architects, inc, SA.
  • 45. I Special Trophy Warehouse in Ghent (Belgium) Architect(s): Romain Berteloot Technique(s): ADE A Aspect(s): UARTZ-ZINC® Surface in zinc: 4,600 sq. m (46,000 sq. ft) Total surface: 12,150 sq. m (121,500 sq. f) 8 S P E C I A L I S S U E N o . 3 - A R C H I Z I N C T R O P H Y e ial ro h or radition
  • 46. 9 e ial ro h or radition Local heritage In the past, Ghent was crowded round its belfry and bells but today it has cast aside its old boundaries to join the modern world. Around the port, factories have closed, houses have been built and ships berth further to the east and there are no longer dockers on the wharves. In what has become the “old port” only the warehouse has remained, symbolizing local heritage. A restoration project has brought it back to life for, beneath the remnants of building materials and the corrugated iron, a superb metal-frame structure was discovered, witness to a time when this technique crowned prestigious achievements inspired by Gustave Eiffel or Armand Moisant. Promised a new future – it will soon house a shopping centre – the structure has been faithfully restored according to the oldest documents collected from the archives by the project manager. The warehouse has thus re-appropriated its covering in small zinc sections ( UARTZ-ZINC®, ADE A system) and its original elegant waterside design. The jury appreciated… oth the way in which the structure has een enhanced to renew the sense of place, and the transformation of the roof to let in the li ht without affectin the outline. Photos: hat if ... Drawing: Architekten uro erteloot, elgiu .
  • 47. I Special Trophy Offices in Ghent (Belgium) Architect(s): NU architectuuratelier: Arlauskas Arunas, Eeckels Armand, Halewijn Lievens. Technique(s): Standing seam Aspect(s): ANTHRA-ZINC® Surface in zinc: 350 sq. m (3,500 sq. ft) Total surface: 180 sq. m (1,800 sq. ft) e ial ro h or ur ’s Prize S P E C I A L I S S U E N o . 3 - A R C H I Z I N C T R O P H Y Photos: Vercru sse & Du ar in, elgiu . Drawing: N architectuuratelier, elgiu .
  • 48. The jury appreciated… the very successful architectural achievement of treatin the envelope as a whole, while payin reat attention to detail in the desi n and construction of the uildin . nside, dayli ht is controlled optimally. utside, the orientation of the facades helps the uildin lend into the residential nei h ourhood. The envelope is perfect and this project was jud ed the one that conformed est to the ideas ehind the Trophy, the most “archizinc”. e ial ro h or ur ’s Prize All in one Is it an artist’s studio Perhaps, if we consider its glass panelled mono-pitch roofs. A private house Why not, since it is in the midst of a residential area. A boutique An office No doubt, with the big window in the facade and the eye-catching envelope entirely composed of ANTHRA-ZINC®. A house studio office Exactly! An old chalet radically transformed to perform the multiple functions of workplace home workplace according to the wishes of the owner. With all the accoutrements of a modern house, this building is designed to be flexible, with the possibility of adding new walls and creating new spaces at will. Special attention has been paid to natural light in this house office, the home of an image and communication consultant. The light, entering through the sloping glass roof panels and the facade openings, blends to ensure true colours and reduce shadows on the work surfaces. This home office could just as easily be an artist’s studio… or a kind of island, since, built in an area liable to flooding, it is mounted on a concrete base, or who knows what else A four-masted sailboat…
  • 49. S P E C I A L I S S U E N o . 3 - A R C H I Z I N C T R O P H Y
  • 50. e ial ro h or ur ’s Prize
  • 51. FOCUS ON ZINC Special issue No. 3 - October 2006. FOCUS ON ZINC is the international architecture review from VM ZINC® . This edition is published in English, French, German and Spanish. Editor: Christopher SMITH. Project Manager: Isabelle FERRERO. Editorial committee: Roger BALTUS, Frédéric BOREL, ean-Pol BORREMANS, Dominique BOUDET, Lluis DILMÉ, Lionel DUNET, acques FAZILLEAU, Céline HABERT, Nikos ALOGERAS, Simone OSREMELLI, Tomasz MAR OWS I, Gilles DE MONT-MARIN, Dirk an POSTEL, Marco ROSSI, Anik SHOONER, Christopher SMITH. Editorial contribution: Dominique BOUDET, ean-Marc BRU AILLE, Marie-Pierre LAVERGNE, Christopher SMITH. Design: GRAPHIC PLUS. Printing: Imprimerie VINCENT. © Copyright Umicore France - October 2006. Any total or partial reproduction of this document is subject to prior written authorization from Umicore France. 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