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WAF 2017 in Berlin: it just keeps getting better!

What a great vintage this year’s edition of the World Architecture Festival (WAF) was! It took place in Berlin from 15 to 17 November last!

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“A word about zinc” #01: my new thematic series!

Following on the success of the ten episodes in the “Fabulous destiny of Vieille Montagne” series, I am launching a series called “A word about zinc”.

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Abdoun Fashion Atrium, Amman’s avant-garde shopping mall

For this new post in my Extreme Zinc series, let’s head to the Middle East, a region in turmoil. Jordan’s stability has led to relative economic prosperity, justifying the development of new shopping malls, such as Abdoun Fashion Atrium. A magnificent zinc reference located in Amman, designed by architect Khalid Nahhas, founder of the Symbiosis Designs Ltd. architecture firm.

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BATIMAT 2017: 5 short days!

On 8 November last, I walked and re-walked the aisles of BATIMAT, one of the most important trade shows in our sector.

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S+TARCK in METZ: his vision of urban roof extensions

In 2020, will Metz become the epicentre of a world event: the opening of the first hotel entirely designed by Philippe Starck, and the first establishment of the Maison Heller chain, a brand created by the star designer.

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Additive manufacturing: the fourth industrial revolution!

About ten years ago, it was predicted that forthcoming industrial revolutions would be continuously occurring on an unprecedented scale. Our sector of activity, construction, is also experiencing these unbridled technological evolutions. Without the general public really being aware of the revolutions that are underway in terms of building design and production, or the amazing capacity for intellectual and structural adaptation of the entire chain of professionals concerned.

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School 42, Station F: the ultimate response

Following up my prospective message (post “VMZINC in 2050”), it was only normal to highlight and celebrate the opening of the “largest start-ups campus in the world”, in the famous Freyssinet hall (*)in the 13th district of Paris.

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The circular economy: why change economic models?

Roger Baltus will now have a regular guest contributor to his column: Cécile Roland, Environmental Applications Manager with VMZINC. An opportunity for architects, project owners and all building professionals to (re)discover the “sustainable” qualities of zinc.

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Episode 10: A brief history of the future of zinc

We cannot accept that an industrial saga as rich as that of Vieille Montagne could end with a simple description of the current state of the company!

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Recycling rolled zinc: the best rate in the sector!

Roger Baltus will now have a regular guest contributor to his column: Cécile Roland, Environmental Applications Manager with VMZINC. An opportunity for architects, project owners and all building professionals to (re)discover the “sustainable” qualities of zinc.

Read more: Recycling rolled zinc: the best rate in the sector!