Park Inn Hotel
Clever use of colour and gloss levels on the aluminium façade of a southern Swedish hotel creates a subtle effect that shifts with the weather.
Architect Anders Blomqvist (Horisont Arkitekter) Location Lund - Sweden Company involved Arconic Architectural products Website www.alcoaarchitecturalproducts.com
On a misty day in Rotterdam, the taller of the two towers that make up the Maas Tower development seems to disappear into the sky. Oddly, on a clear day, the effect is not entirely different. Although the light silvery colour of the tower stands out sharply against a blue sky, there is a fading away at the top that cannot just be put down to the diminution that comes with distance.
Architect Diederick Dam (Dam and Partners) Location Rotterdam - The Netherlands Company involved Euramax Coated Products & Hunter Douglas Website http://www.euramax.nl
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