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Elementary School Blends Into Vancouver Urban Fabric With Alucobond PLUS

Crosstown Elementary School, Francl Architecture, Vancouver, Keith Panel Systems, Alucobond PLUS, LEED Gold, Photography Michael Elkan photography © Michael Elkan

Project Name: Crosstown Elementary School
Project Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Alucobond Materials: Alucobond® PLUS Bone White, Platinum Mica, Dusty Charcoal, Custom Blue Ice Satin, Custom Carat Amber Satin, Custom Sunset Satin
Architect: Francl Architecture
Fabricator/Installer: Keith Panel Systems
General Contractor: ITC Construction Group
Images: Alissa Reed and Michael Elkan (copyright below image)
Architecture can often become a product of its environment, responding to community needs while blending into an already established environment. In the case of Crosstown Elementary School, its creation was in response to Vancouver’s imminent need for more primary education facilities. The result is a four-story structure that blends seamlessly into the “urban fabric” of the Canadian cityscape. (more…)

Airport Converted Into Technology Business Hub by Norwegian Architects

IT-Fornebu, A-Lab, Norway, Alucobond, Photography Teknisk Ukeblad The former site of the Oslo Airport in Norway, closed in the late 1990’s, is now the business hub for technologies company IT-Fornebu. Utilizing the existing airport terminal, the new extension known as the Portal Building, will house the business and incubation center for the company. The company’s hope is to transform this former transport hub into a citywide business hub with the help of the designers at A-lab architecture. (more…)