Complex ground conditions and the close proximity of neighbouring buildings, were among the many challenges facing architectural practice Maćków Pracownia Projecktowa in its recent restoration and enlargement of the former Warenhaus A. Wertheim department store in Wroclaw, southwestern Poland, now called the Renoma retail centre.
Architect Pracownia Projektowa Mackow from Wroclaw (Zbigniew Mackow, Piotr Krynicki, Marek Kotowski) Location Wroclaw - Poland Company involved 3A Composites (ALUCOBOND®) Website http://www.alucobond.com
Pôle Agro-alimentaire du Grand Lyon
Echoing the vibrancy of fresh fruit and vegetables, the Pôle Agro-Alimentaire du grand Lyon is a playful and practical element of the recently relocated wholesale fruit and vegetable market, le Marché de Gros Lyon-Corbas, from where produce from the region is distributed to retailers and restaurants throughout 55 French departments and beyond.
Architect AIA Architectes – Albert Constantin Location Lyon - France Company involved Miralu Website http://www.miralu.fr
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