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Mirrored Aluminum Clad Building Reflects Natural Landscape

PALAON, Photo by Jan Bitter, Holzer Kobler Architekturen, Alucobond NaturAL Reflect
On the site of a brown coal mine, where a set of Paleolithic hunting spears were found, lies a modernistic building enveloped in NaturAL reflective panels.

The Schöningen Spears, the oldest complete set of hunting weapons and the first evidence of the active hunt by early man became the design inspiration for the PALÄON Research and Experience Center in Schöningen, Germany. The abstraction of the building’s exterior mimics the sharp 300,000-year-old weaponry found on site.

PALAON, Photo by Jan Bitter, Holzer Kobler Architekturen, Alucobond NaturAL Reflect

Amplifying the natural beauty of its surroundings the architects, Holzer Kobler Architekturen, in collaboration with pbr AG and landscape architects Topotek1, created a structure that becomes a landmark in itself.

Often when architecture is placed amidst a lavish landscape it can take away from its surroundings. As PALÄON is cloaked in this mirrored finish, it has the unique ability to reflect 360 degrees of its natural scenery. The PALÄON offers extraordinary views of the surrounding environment, which is filled with lush forestry, meadows and grazing horses.

PALAON, Photo by Jan Bitter, Holzer Kobler Architekturen, Alucobond NaturAL Reflect

Alucobond naturAL colors mimic the beauty of real metal surfaces to enhance the design of your architectural project. The finely textured aluminum scatters light for a close-up visual effect, while retaining the luster of smooth aluminum from afar.

PALAON, Photo by Jan Bitter, Holzer Kobler Architekturen, Alucobond NaturAL Reflect

Its imposing, vivid appearance combined with the metallic gloss, light reflection and absorption of these surfaces makes a truly memorable impression. A transparent, weatherproof, fluorpolymeric lacquer system protects the finely rolled surface structures.

PALAON, Photo by Jan Bitter, Holzer Kobler Architekturen, Alucobond NaturAL Reflect

The exhibition within focuses on the rich history and archeological findings that give us a unique insight into the lives of ancestors.

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Photos by Jan Bitter © Holzer Kobler Architekturen

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  1. Posted May 4, 2015 at 7:13 pm | Permalink

    We are interested in mirror panels to clad an exterior building.
    Please provide information regarding format (sheet, bonded to substate, coil, etc) and samples.
    thank you.
    Drew

    • Posted May 5, 2015 at 1:15 pm | Permalink

      Drew,
      Thanks so much for your interest in our mirrored material. Our Director of Sales, Tom Seitz, will be in touch to discuss the material.
      -Ben Branham

      • Posted May 18, 2018 at 5:02 pm | Permalink

        Working on a sculpture that needs mirrored cladding shapes.

        Need construction advise and price guidance.

        Where can I buy this product near Sheffield UK.

        Regards

        Sue Goukd

  2. Posted February 18, 2017 at 5:15 pm | Permalink

    Can you send mW any information or samples of mirrored cladding I’m putting an extension onto a protected structure

    • Posted February 20, 2017 at 3:39 pm | Permalink

      Yes absolutely, thank you for your interest. We have sent your contact information to our representative in Europe who will be in touch as soon as possible with your request

  3. Posted March 24, 2018 at 7:55 am | Permalink

    planning a 300 meter soffit parametric exterior covered path using alucobond mirror sheet

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