The VW Beetle symbolizes the so-called German economic miracle of the postwar period. To date, it enjoys a wordwide cult status that is not just limited to car enthusiasts. For the artist Georg Seibert, the Beetle is the epitome of hope, liberty and culture. His sculptures – embedding Beetles within a galvanized steel grid – help to symbolise the permanence of them both.
Once again, the exquisite Number 4 Hamilton Place in London played host to this year‘s Galvanizing Awards. Architects, Engineers, Constructors, Artists and members of the galvanizing industry came along to hear the winners announced from an eclectic Shortlist. Last year’s…
ONO Headquarters, Madrid
The conversion of an existing office block located in Madrid to form the corporate headquarters for ONO – one of Spain’s largest broadband and communications companies – was a task undertaken by architects Ana Díaz and Javier Álvarez from ACXT.…
Pole Position in Sustainability
Purchasers from public organizations increasingly use environmental impacts of products to inform their buying decisions. The EU Directive 2004/18/EC ‘Coordination of procedures for the award of public works contracts, public supply contracts and public service contracts’ allowed EU Member States…
Precious Metal Association, Baden-Wurttemburg
Schwäbisch Gmünd in the state of Baden-Wurttemburg has been home to producers of gold and silver handicrafts since the 17th century. The new building for the Precious Metal Association has been designed to help reinforce the importance of this craft…