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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…)


Midnight Copper Alucobond ACM Sparkles On New Yorkshire High School

hessle, highschool, dla, designs, yorkshire, england, alucobond, midnight, copper, optima, tfc, rainscreen, photography, sotech A $2.4 billion project to rebuild and refurbish 260 schools in England is underway with the latest project clad in Alucobond aluminum composite material (ACM). The endeavor is part of an initiative known as the Priority School Building Program (PSBP) and is overseen by the Department for Education (DfE). Each project takes an estimated 11 to 18 months to complete and all schools are due for completion by the end of 2017 – two years ahead of schedule. The short-term goal is to achieve the best schools for students, while over the long-term building a stronger economy and an equal society. (more…)