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Foster + Partners reveals copper-coloured office in Yekaterinburg

Architecture studio Foster + Partners has designed an appropriately coloured office block for the Russian Copper Company in the city of Yekaterinburg, which is the studio’s first project in Russia.

Overlooking the Iset River in the centre of the city in central Russia, the 15-storey office block was built as the headquarters for the Russian Copper Company (RCC) – one of the country’s biggest copper mining companies.

The distinctive tower was designed to directly reference the company’s mining activities.

Its triangular-shaped cladding was informed by the crystal lattice that makes up copper on an atomic level, while the stainless steel cladding panels were coloured using a Physical Vapour Deposition (PVD) process to create a copper-coloured finish.

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