The futuristic HiLASE Centre in the Czech village of Dolní Brežany, to the west of Prague, has been built to house the DiPOLE, a diode-pumped solid state laser (DPSSL) developed to help scientists expand the use of laser technology, and which its Anglo-Czech owners hope will justify a €33m (£24m) investment from the European Commission.
Architect Len + a Architects (David Leníček) Location Dolní Břežany - Czech Republic Company involved Façade systems: Dekmetal / Coil Coater: Euramax Website http://www.euramax.eu
The cigar-like shape of Barcelona’s 38-storey Torre Agbar was inspired, according to its principal architect Jean Nouvel, both by the image of a geyser rising into the air and the profile of the nearby mountain of Montserrat.
Images courtesy of Rafael Vargas
Architect Jean Nouvel Location Barcelona - Spain Company involved Alucoil Website http://www.alucoil.com
Multi-purpose hall in Cesbron
An unusually shaped and striking element of the Cesbron company’s new headquarters, near Angers, in western France, reveals both the beauty and versatility of 3A Composites’ Alucobond Spectra aluminium composite panels.
Architect Agence Bodreau Architecture (Géraldine Jean) Location Angers - France Company involved 3A Composites (ALUCOBOND®) Website http://www.alucobond.com