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ISSUE NATURAL BUILDING MATERIAL
The new Blox building in Copenhagen is a hybrid in more ways than one. With its all-glass façade, OMA's multipurpose facility hosts a vibrant mix that combines exhibition spaces for the Danish Architecture Center with housing units, co-working spaces, a gym and a terrace café, to name a few. In addition to its unusually hybrid use, the striking harbor building was built as a hybrid: to meet the design requirements and respective material properties, a combination of steel and concrete was used for its supporting structure.
Details about this and other outstanding examples of hybrid construction forms are given in this issue. The range of possible structural combinations - be it prefabricated timber elements with reinforced concrete, steel frames filled with bricks or timber frame construction with reinforced concrete bearing panels - is as varied as the architectural expression of the individual projects.