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Umicore Announces VMZINC® ARCHIZINC TROPHY Winners

VMZINC-archizin-trophee-logoRaleigh, NC - VMZINC®-US, the international brand name of rolled zinc products manufactured and sold by the Building Products Unit of the Umicore group, has announced that the VMZINC® ARCHIZINC TROPHY Awards has recognized 14 projects for their exceptional use of zinc products. With more than 115 submissions from 20 countries worldwide, the awards unite and acknowledge a broad range of cultures, building types and architectural styles using zinc, a natural, notable and recyclable material. All winning projects stood out because of their unique architectural styles, the innovative use of zinc, functionality and environmental sustainability approach.

A jury of nine international professionals working in the architecture and construction industries assessed and reviewed all projects submitted. Chaired by Nicola Leonardi, editor-in-chief of the Italian architecture magazine, The Plan, the jury awarded projects focusing on design with original innovative zinc envelopes. Members based their selections on architectural quality, integration into the site, innovation and environmental respect.

Winners were awarded with an ARCHIZINC TROPHY at an awards ceremony on June 16 in Boulogne-Billancourt, located on the outskirts of Paris. The projects will be featured in the October 2014 special issue of Focus on Zinc, the official architecture magazine of VMZINC®, which publishes and distributes 60,000 copies in 30 countries, offering a unique opportunity for winners to showcase their projects to an international audience.

The 6th edition ARCHIZINC TROPHY Award winners by category, type, location and architect are as follows:

• Individual Housing Winner: Private House; Wondelgem, Ghent, Belgium – DDM Architectuur BvBa

• Individual Housing Special Mention: Private House; Roeselare, Belgium – Declerck-Daels Architecten​

Collective Housing Winner: The “Tchécoslovaquie” Building; Nantes, France – Nomade Architectes

Collective Housing Special Mention: Le Carré en Seine; Issy-Les-Moulineaux, France – Pietri Architectes

Collective Housing Special Mention: Den Travoo; Hoeilaart, Belgium – Bogdan & Van Broeck Architects
Commercial Buildings Winner: Makro Food Wholesaler; Madrid, Spain – E. Bardají Y Asociados

Commercial Buildings Special Mention: Greenland Clubhouse; Chongqing, China – Pure Architecture

Commercial Buildings Special Mention: Health Center; Freiberg, Germany – Bürling Architekten

Public Buildings Winner: University Library; Wuppertal, Germany - Schamp & Schmalöer

Public Buildings Special Mention: Employment & Training Center; Rodez, France – Lacombe – Florinier
Public Buildings Special Mention: Stonehenge Visitor Center; Amesbury, United Kingdom – Denton Corker Marshall LLP

Sustainable Building Award Winner: Boisé Library; Montréal, Canada – Eric Pelletier – Cardinal Hardy/Labonté Marcil Architects Consortium

Internet Users Award Winner: Private House; Isla Colunga, Spain – Ferrao y Rey Arquitectos – Arquifyr S.L.P.

Jury’s Special Award Winner: Civic and Cultural Center; Palencia, Spain – Ángel Sevillano Martin, José Maria Tabuyo Rodriguez (Exit Architects), Eduardo Delgado Orusco

“VMZINC® is excited to recognize 14 exceptional projects with ARCHIZINC TROPHY Awards,” said Daniel Nicely, managing director at VMZINC®-US and Umicore Building Products, USA Inc. “We are proud of the tremendous success of these projects worldwide, and are incredibly impressed with their innovative and forward-thinking use of our zinc product line. We look forward to featuring all 14 projects in a special issue of Focus on Zinc this October.”


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