Eel Pie island
The Eel Pie Island Hotel was a major jazz and blues venue in the 1960s, hosting performances from a wide variety of artists, including up-and-coming bands The Rolling Stones, The Who and Pink Floyd.
Architect Henry Harrison Location London - UK Company involved SSAB Website http://www.ssab.com
China Pavilion - Shanghai Expo
One of the most striking pavilions at last year’s Shanghai Expo came, appropriately, from the home country. It was obvious immediately that it was Chinese, through both the inverted pyramid of its shape, with strong horizontals, and the bright red that is immediately reminiscent of monuments such as Beijing’s Forbidden City. The horizontals, with ends cantilevering a short distance beyond the supporting elements below, pay homage to one of the most typical forms in traditional Chinese architecture, interlocking ‘dougong’ brackets. These were always realised in timber but here, in this modern interpretation, are clad in aluminium.
Architect South China University of Technology Institute of Architectural Design (He Jingtang) Location Shanghai - China Company involved Hunter Douglas China Website http://www.hunterdouglasgroup.com
A smoothly curving, silver-coloured titanium-aluminium alloy roof is the crowning glory of an impressively large and recently completed ice-skating rink in the city of Lublin, in southeast Poland.
Architect Paul Teplov Location Lublin- Poland Company involved Hydro Aluminium Rolled Products & Punto (system supplier) Website www.hydro.com