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WICONA façades to reflect Olympics in Sochi

Sochi, host city of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, has been witnessing a construction boom. Many internationally renowned architects, engineers and building companies have been involved. Sapa Building Systems, along with their partners, have developed some striking WICONA façades for the new Krasnaya Polyana (ex-Alpika Service) railway station and the Hyatt Regency luxury hotel.

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WICONA Scheme Wins German Façade Award

The refurbishment work carried out by Berlin-based Staab Architekten on a high-rise building at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences has been awarded the German Façade Prize 2013 for curtain walling. WICONA provided the aluminium façade systems for the project using glazing solutions based on the WICLINE window and WICTEC curtain walling ranges.

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Hydro executive to chair UN building initiative

Hydro's Birgitte Holter has been selected to chair the United Nations Environment Program's Sustainable Buildings and Climate change Initiative. "We want to put buildings high on the post-Kyoto negotiations agenda," she says.

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WICONA – 10 years in Sweden

Hydro made its first meaningful move into the aluminium building systems business in 1984, when it acquired Integral Profilsystem AB in Sweden. Twenty-five years later, the Åseda-based firm is still serving customers in Scandinavia with highly competitive aluminium systems.

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Sustainable visions in aluminium

With the service life of a building from 50-to-100 years, today's constructions will always affect the generations of tomorrow. Wicona shows how aluminium building systems should be part of the picture.

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Building momentum from innovation

BAU 2009 in Munich served as a platform for Wicona's newest ideas - and the response remains strong. This is important for the aluminium systems brand and the Hydro group, which wants to be the driver for leading innovations in the building industry.

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Wicona ready for BAU 2009

Organizers call it the most important event of the European building industry. This is BAU 2009 week - and Wicona is in Munich with the latest in energy-saving aluminium building systems products.

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Building potential untapped, UNEP report says

The huge potential of the building and construction sector for combating climate change remains virtually untapped, according to a new report by the United Nations Environment Programme and the Sustainable Buildings and Construction Initiative.

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Hydro to help raise eco-building in India

The Bangalore-based Beary's Global Research Triangle was selected as a finalist for Best Sustainable Project at the Real Estate Investment World Summit in Riyadh. Hydro in India is delivering energy-saving aluminium systems for the building.

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Hydro tops sustainability index – again

Hydro scored highest among aluminium companies in this year’s Dow Jones Sustainability Index ranking, for the third year in a row.

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