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A new 136-apartment building in Bristol boasts a 170m long façade, clad in Nordic Brown Light pre-oxidised copper. 

Designed by Ferguson Mann Architects, the Copper Building is the second phase of the city’s Lakeshore residential development for Urban Splash.

Project architect Nick Brown said, “The form and language of the Copper Building were always intended as a reference to its Cor-ten steel clad predecessor. 

“We sought a more friendly and economic material to speak of the industrial heritage of the site, yet in a warmer and more refined way – a material with some life, that would patinate subtly over time.” 

Nordic Brown Light is part of a portfolio of architectural copper surfaces and alloys from Aurubis. With an A1 (non-combustible material) fire classification to EN 13501-1, copper is suitable for cladding tall buildings, using appropriate constructions.