A floating restaurant in Helsinki, designed by architect Simo Freese, is characterised by a facade clad in Nordic Standard copper from Aurubis, alongside extensive glazing. The Nordic Standard copper facade references the famous, neighbouring 1960s “Round House” and recognises the material’s sustainability credentials, long-life, durability, minimal maintenance and beautiful natural patination. Copper also announces the main entrance lobby and is used to form lettering for the restaurant’s illuminated sign. Nordic Standard is produced by Aurubis, part of the world’s leading integrated copper group and largest copper recycler. In addition to Nordic Standard, other Aurubis Architectural surfaces include Nordic Brown pre-oxidised copper with either light or dark brown oxidisation that otherwise takes time to develop in the environment. Aurubis copper alloys include Nordic Brass, Nordic Bronze and nordic Royal with a long-lasting golden colour.
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