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School’s Natural Color Palette of ALUCOBOND® Plus Cladding Addresses Sensory Needs of Special Education Students

Project Name Quora Education Center
Location Little Canada, MN
ALUCOBOND® Natural Rusted Metal, Natural Chestnut, Spectra Ocean, and Spectra Amazon
Architects Lawa Scott Erickson (LSE)
General Contractor Kraus-Anderson Construction Co.
Fabricator/Installer Atomic Architectural Sheet Metal, Inc.
Photography Mark Kempf

The new Quora Education Center in Little Canada, Minn., celebrated its grand opening in August 2018 as the latest educational facility in Minnesota's Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District designed specifically to address the sensory needs of students receiving special education services.

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The Use Of Alucobond Aluminum Composite Cladding In Responsive Architecture

Responsive Facades, Alucobond, Rue de Bercy, Audren et Schlumberger, Photography Manuel Panaget Responsive designs refer to both kinetic and dynamic façades and include non-stagnant building construction. These facades respond to their environment either via technology or manual stimulation. The responsiveness usually facilitates some kind of climatic benefit in which a daylighting or other energy efficiency function is enabled. Although the responsiveness of a façade can be purely aesthetic as well, adding a dimensional characteristic not often seen in architecture. (more…)