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European Aluminium Award 2010 Join the competition for Industrial Design & Engineering! Companies with an innovative product that incorporates aluminium can win a prize by taking part in the 2010 European Aluminium

Award competition. 6 awards and 2 special prizes are at stake. NEW is the Young Designers Prize. The Overall Jury Award will be given to the entry with the most striking contribution to “Environment, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency”. Winning a prestigious prize such as European Aluminium Award, not only recognises your innovative approach to business, but is also an important stimulus that helps to promote your company. The Awards will be handed out during the International World Trade Fair ALUMINIUM 2010, which will held on 14-16 September 2010 at Messe Essen in Germany.

The world’s tallest building has been opened in the Gulf emirate of Dubai The Burj Khalifa was revealed to be 828m (2,716ft) high, far taller than the previous record holder, Taipei 101. Known as the Burj Dubai during construction. The tower has been renamed after the leader of Dubai’s oil-rich neighbour, Abu Dhabi. Last month, Abu Dhabi gave Dubai a $10bn (£6.13bn) bail-out to help it pay off its debts. Construction of the Burj Dubai began in 2004, at the height of an economic boom. Clad in 28,000 glass panels, the tower has 160 floors and more than 500,000 sq m of space for offices and flats.

FOR EVERY ALUMINIUM INNOVATION Designers, manufacturers, builders and constructors can enter into various categories for the 7th European Aluminium Award 2010 Industrial Design & Engineering. The competition is being held every 2 years. The Aluminium Award is given to products or projects in which aluminium has been applied in an innovative manner. An independent jury makes a selection from the nominated entries. AWARDS FOR INDUSTRIAL AND CONSUMER PRODUCTS In connection with the wide spectrum of “Industrial Design & Engineering” 6 awards will be given in 2 categories: Consumer Products Industrial Products For Consumer Products there are 2 awards for Design and Innovation. The Industrial Products category is divided into 4 segments: “Transport & Automotive”, “Building & Construction”, “Mechanical Engineering & Electronics” and “Production Techniques”. JURY AWARD AND YOUNG DESIGNERS PRIZE In addition, the Jury will give an Overall Jury Award for the entry with the most striking contribution to “Environment, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency”. To honour the company that proves consciousness that the wellbeing of future generations depends on how we preserve our social and environmental resources. NEW is the Young Designers Prize. To honour motivated students and independant young designers and engineers under 30 years of age for their creative ideas and new solutions. ENTER AND WIN! Products must be registered at one’s own initiative by 1 July 2010. ||

The tower also lays claim to the highest occupied floor, the tallest service lift, and the world’s highest observation deck - on the 124th floor. The world’s highest mosque and swimming pool will meanwhile be located on the 158th and 76th floors. Technical challenges The opening ceremony, held 1,325 days after excavation work started and attended by some 6,000 guests. Though not complete on the inside, it was officially opened by Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. In a surprise move he renamed it Burj Khalifa - after the president of the United Arab Emirates and emir of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahayan. At 828m, Burj Khalifa dwarfs the 508m Taipei 101 and the 629m KVLY-TV mast in the US, the tallest man-made structure. Its spire can been seen 95km (60 miles) away. ||

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