As the first regional offshoot of France’s biggest modern art space and a national cultural institution, the new Centre Pompidou-Metz is already helping to boost the economy of a struggling region. It has already become, according to several reports, France’s most visited cultural venue outside Paris.
Images courtesy of Centre Pompidou Metz - Photos by Didier Boy de la Tour
Architect Shigeru Ban - Jean de Gastines Location Metz - France Company involved 3A Composites (ALUCOBOND®) Website http://www.alucobond.com
105 Corlett Drive is a striking commercial building in the Johannesburg suburb of Birnam housing the innovative advertising agency The Creative Counsel. A two-storey office building sits above a three-storey car parking podium on three double-volume cones clad in lacquered steel “scales” from ArcelorMittal. These, together with high-specification glazing of the office space, comprise a dynamic architectural envelope that reflects the ever-changing sunlight, the sky and surrounding landscape, adding an element of high drama to an otherwise serious looking structure.
Architect Paragon Architects (Anthony Orelowitz) Location Melrose Arch, Sandton - South Africa Company involved ArcelorMittal Website http://www.arcelormittal.com/construction
Drinking water reservoir
It’s a challenge to make a functional building look sleek or modern, but the designers of this vast drinking water reservoir in Germany, have managed to do both with great panache, thanks to the use of KS600 Optimo insulated panels from Kingspan, made using hot-dip zinc-coated steel from Metal Trade Comax.
Architect SIG Schroll Consult (Markus Jung) Location Göteborg - Sweden Company involved Metal Trade Comax (coil coater) / Kinspan (panel producer) Website www.mtcomax.cz