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Te Oro Combines Ancient Polynesian Culture With Modern Alucobond

Te, Oro, Architect, Archimedia, Alucobond, aluminum, composite, material The new music and arts center, Te Oro, in Auckland, New Zealand combines ancient Polynesian and Maori culture with modern Alucobond aluminum composite material. The name, Te Oro, refers to the natural acoustics made from a nearby volcanic peak known as, Maungarei / Mount Wellington. Wind blows across the 440-foot volcanic peak creating the reverberation the building is named after. The shape of the building even resembles a giant wind instrument; symbolic for the ethnically diverse communities it serves. (more…)

Stunning Alucobond Clad Bank In Vienna Turns Heads With Unusual Gold Facade

Raiffeisen Finanz Center, Eisenstadt, Alucobond_Gold, Photography Paul Ott The purpose of Raiffeisen Finance Center inspired the design and shape of the bank building. It’s a corporate building that is a little atypical using metallic Alucobond aluminum sandwich panels to convey coins; a symbol synonymous with the banks company identity. The six-story building is designed to convey luxury to employees, customers, and all that pass by. The architects at Pichler & Traupmann Architekten ZT GmbH submitted the winning design proposal that balances a modern high-tech look with classic style. Part constraint and part ingenuity, the design for the bank building by Pichler & Traupmann Architekten evolved into an encasing figure that encloses all the operations within the facility. (more…)