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ALUCOBOND® Brings Life to Innovative Design

The Alexandria GradLabs Biotech Campus building is a dramatic and visually-impressive break from the ordinary office park structures in San Diego, CA. Strategically positioned in University Town Center, in the heart of the golden triangle — an area known as a regional hub for research institutes and high-tech, clean-tech and bio-tech businesses — the GradLabs offices provide nearly 100,000 square feet of space for growing life-science companies that have matured beyond the incubator stage.

Undulating ALUCOBOND® Plus ‘Fins’ Reflect Water Movement, Reduce Glare in Energy-Efficient Riverfront Office Building

The new Chicago flagship operation of logistics provider C.H. Robinson opened its doors to employees in August 2018 as the first anchor tenant in the new Lincoln Yards revitalization development near the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago.

Apartment Residents Live In Full Color With Gleaming ALUCOBOND® Spectra Color-Shifting Cladding

Marketing materials for the Exo apartments – which feature a gleaming contemporary façade – encourage residents to “live in full color” in this 457-unit multi-family residential community that opened in July 2018. Located in Reston, Va., Exo residents live less than 25 miles from Washington, D.C.

Color-Changing Green-Hued ALUCOBOND Spectra Reflects Sustainable Design Of New Mixed-Use Community

The Marine Gateway mixed-use development officially opened this spring in south Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, as the first major transit-oriented development integrated into Vancouver’s Canada Line rapid transit rail system. It’s also served by the South Vancouver Bus Loop.

Headquarters Clad In Alucobond NaturAL Reflects Product Development


Photo by Bill Baxley, AIA

Project Name: Toro Headquarters
Project Location: Bloomington, Minnesota
Alucobond Materials: Alucobond NaturAL Rusted Metal and NaturAL Brushed Graphite
Architect: Leo A Daly
Fabricator: Metal Design Systems, Inc.
General Contractor: Ryan Companies Us, Inc.
Cladding Contractor: InterClad of Egan Co.
Photography: Mike Herbst courtesy of EBP, LLC and Bill Baxley, AIA

The Toro Company celebrated its 100th anniversary July 10, 2014, at its world headquarters’ campus in Bloomington, Minn., shortly after unveiling a new three-story 75,000-square foot building designed to provide expanded product development and testing areas as well as office, training and conference spaces.

Vancouver Aquarium Mimics Aquatic World With Colorful Alucobond


Photo by Ema Peter

Project Name: The Vancouver Aquarium Expansion
Project Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Alucobond Materials: Alucobond Spectra Sakura and Custom River Zinc Metallic
Architect: Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership (MCMP)
Fabricator: Keith Panel Systems Co. Ltd.
General Contractor: PCL Constructors Westcoast, Inc.
Photography: Ema Peter and Keith Panel Systems Co. Ltd.

The Vancouver Aquarium’s $45-million renovation and expansion was unveiled in June 2014 in Vancouver, British Columbia’s Stanley Park as the most significant expansion in the 58-year history of Canada’s largest marine science center. Designed to evoke the flow of water and the wonder of aquatic life, the new two-story 55,000 square-foot aquarium building features a curvilinear architectural design that is clad in sophisticated color-changing aluminum composite material (ACM) mimicking fish scales in hues ranging from green to pink.