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Modern, Occupant-Focused Office Space Achieves Color-Driven Design with ALUCOBOND® PLUS Cladding

Northgate Plaza, a new office building opened in February 2020 in the fast-growing Pinnacle Hills neighborhood of Rogers, Ark., was envisioned as a new standard for occupant-focused office space in this premiere business and entertainment district. Northgate Plaza features modern architectural design, unique building materials and amenities that produce quality experiences not previously available in the area.

Hotel Design Inspired By Art Features Unique Frame Element, Theatrical Effect Created With ALUCOBOND PLUS

Art, music and fashion serve as inspirations for the new Radisson RED lifestyle select brand developed by the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, which opened its first U.S. location in Minneapolis in November 2016 as the brand’s first new build and prototype design.

Honda Dealership Showcases Signature Design Clad In Alucobond

Project Name: Clark Knapp Honda Automotive Dealership
Project Location: Pharr, Texas
Alucobond Materials: Custom Honda Motor Co. Blue, Sunrise Silver, Bone White
Year of Completion: 2014
Architect: Boultinghouse Simpson Gates Architects, Inc.
Design Company: Interbrand Design Forum
Fabricator: Bowman Distributing Co.
Images: Bob Simpson courtesy of Boultinghouse Simpson Gates Architects

The new Clark Knapp Honda auto dealership in Pharr, Texas, celebrated its grand opening June 18 in a facility that incorporates the American Honda Motor Co.’s Generation 3 prototype dealership architectural design, including an expansive two-story showroom.

Rusnak Mercedes

Project Name: Rusnak Mercedes
Project Location: Arcadia, California
ALUCOBOND PLUS Materials: 6,160 sq. ft. of 4mm Champagne Metallic
Year of Installation: 2005
Architect: FMG Architects, Oakland, CA
Fabricator: GES Sheet Metal, Pomona, CA
Attachment Method: 1-1/4” deep hat sub-section and contrasting,
darker silicone sealant

High-Performance Identity at Rusnak Mercedes

Rusnak Auto Group wanted a “high-tech,” high-performance identity for its new Arcadia, CA dealership – an identity compatible with the fine Mercedes automobiles available there. To help project the desired image, Alucobond® Material by 3A Composites USA Inc. was chosen for architectural signage as well as exterior cladding of the auto dealership itself.

Regal Cinema

Project Name: Regal Cinema
Project Location: Crocker Park, Ohio
ALUCOBOND PLUS Materials: 3,000 sq. ft. of  4mm Silver Metallic
Year of Installation: 2005
Architect: Bialosky + Partners, Cleveland, OH
Fabricator: Royalton Architectural Fabrication Inc., North Royalton, OH
Installer: Carroll Glass & Maintenance Co., Cleveland, OH
Attachment Method: Royaltech 3000 dry joint rain screen system

Cinema Marquee Shines and Relates

The cinema marquee at the Regal Cinema in Crocker Park, OH, (reference Westlake, OH) shines with its neon and lighted signage reflecting off its tasteful, sophisticated terraced tower of Alucobond® composite metal panels. The marquee was designed to be “reminiscent of the Art Deco style of the 1920s and ’30s,” according to Paul Deutsch, AIA, Principal of Bialosky + Partners Architects of Cleveland, Ohio. The marquee draws attention, and movie fans, to the cinema as a diverse mix of other materials — including stucco, GRC (glass fiber reinforced cement), brick, and glass – add to the building’s visual interest. Retail storefronts in Crocker Park are designed to the needs of each tenant, while the overall design aesthetic results in “an exciting urban street level experience.”

Avondale Toyota

Project Name: Avondale Toyota/Scion
Project Location: Avondale, Arizona
ALUCOBOND PLUS Materials: 13,000 sq. ft. of 4mm Custom Toyota Silver II, Custom Toyota Red, & Custom Toyota US Black
Year of Installation: 2005
Architect: John Mahoney Architect, Tempe, Arizona
Program Designer: Gensler, San Francisco, California
Fabricator: Sobotec Ltd., Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Avondale Toyota / Scion of Avondale, Arizona is one of the first dealerships constructed under the guidelines of the new Toyota Image USA II program. The facility initiative was designed by Toyota in conjunction with Gensler, San Francisco. At the present time, Toyota has over 500 dealers enrolled in the Image USA II program.