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Twelve years after its creation, international architects are as enthusiastic as ever about the VMZinc® Archizinc Trophy architecture competition, as demonstrated by this 7TH edition, which received over 150 projects from 18 different countries. Last March, a jury of professionals from the world of architecture awarded 12 prizes: 9 prizes in the 4 categories (Individual Housing/Collective Housing/Commercial Buildings/Public Buildings) and 3 special prizes. More than just buildings, these prizes were awarded to comprehensive projects combining architectural quality, harmonious integration into the environment and aesthetic balance, using creative applications that highlight VMZinc® solutions.
This bi-annual competition confirms VMZinc®'s extensive influence worldwide and its capacity to bring together diverse cultures, building typologies and architectural styles focusing on zinc. This noble, natural andrecyclable materialis used in a multitude of applications and surface aspects, in both new buildings and renovations: from the extension of a monastery to the construction of a new-generation shopping centre, via an ecological training centre, a house with an atypical style and the renovation of a historic museum.
The VMZinc® Archizinc Trophy competition also demonstrates the strength of the connections established betweenarchitects and the brand, between construction players and zinc. A lasting partnership, recognised during the awards ceremony on Friday 10 June 2016, at the Théâtre du Chatelet in Paris. Each winning architect will be showcased in October 2016 in a special issue of VMZinc®'s architecture magazine Focus On Zinc. With 50,000 copies published and distributed in approximately thirty countries, this publication gives the architects an opportunity to promote their project worldwide.

Awards Winner
Individual Housing: Casa Golf, Hondarribia (Spain) Rehabite - Enrique Echeverría Lecuona, Aritz Berastegui Aizpurua And Josu Laguardia Igiñitz
Collective Housing: Canopée Résidence, Bordeaux (France) Brochet Lajus Pueyo - Nicolas Merlo
Commercial Buildings: The 82 Bank Learning Center, Nagano (Japan) Nikken Sekkei Ltd - Masanori Yano And Yuka Hagiwara
Public Buildings: Museum Of Fine Arts, Oviedo (Spain) Mangado Y Asociados S.L – F. J. Mangado Beloqui
Sustainable Building Award: Penamoulins High School, Lille (France) Chartier Dalix Architectes Sébastien Chevance, Frédéric Chartier And Pascale Dalix Co-Architect Avantpropos Architectes
Internet Users Award: Daan Residential, Taipei (Taiwan) Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners - David Weng Co-Architect C.T. Chen Architects & Associates
Jury's Special Award: Reconversion and Extension of the Former Hospital, Meursault (France) Jung Architectures - Frédéric Jung Co-Architect Simon Buri

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