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ALUCOBOND® Project: Marine Gateway, Vancouver, LEED Gold | Case Study

Contribution to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), The LEED program, sponsored by the United States Green Building Council (UGBC), is the primary environmentally focused building certification in the United States. In its Building Design and Construction version, buildings may qualify for various levels of LEED certification based on the total number of points achieved in various categories.

Striking Ellipsoidal Design, Modern Alucobond Plus Façade Distinguish High-Rise Residential Tower


Project Name: Adaire
Project Location: Fairfax County, Virginia
Alucobond Materials: Alucobond® PLUS Custom Liberty White, Custom MCH Gray Mic, Custom River Satin Nickel
Architects: R2L: Architects, PLLC
Fabricator/Installer: Custom Walls & Windows
General Contractor: John Moriarty & Assocaties
Other: Peerless Products, Inc.
LEED Certification: LEED Gold
Images: Mark Kempf Photography

As one of the first high-rises constructed in the fast-growing Tysons unincorporated area of Fairfax County, Va., Adaire, a mixed-use residential community, stands out not only for its 35 stories towering into the sky but for its striking ellipsoidal design and modern facade.

Parq Resort And Casino Blends Seamlessly Into Vancouver Urban Landscape With Impressive Design

The Parq Vancouver Hotel and Casino is a 600 million dollar resort that was designed by IBI Group with collaborative work from Architecture49 and ACDF Architecture. The resort in its entirety is massive with two upscale hotels, a tourism complex which houses the convention and meeting centers, a rooftop spa, bars, restaurants and an over 72,000 square-foot casino.

Multi-Use Medical Center Uses Vibrant, Color Changing Alucobond Panels


Project Name: City Centre 1 (CC1)
Project Location: Surrey, BC, Canada
Alucobond Materials: Spectra Cupral
Architect: Wensley Architecture
Fabricator: Keith Panel Systems Co. Ltd., Vancouver, British Columbia
Attachment System: KPS System A Plus pressure-equalized rainscreen
Client: Lark Group
Images: Photos © Howard Waisman of Waisman Photography

The new 12-story, 183,000 square foot City Centre 1 (CC1) building is part of a large development by Lark Group to create a Health and Technology District in downtown Surrey, BC. Located across from the Surrey Memorial Hospital the CCI building, designed by Wensley Architecture, houses 90 medical and technology specialists. Additionally, the first floor features 16,000 square feet of retail space, restaurants and an on-site gym.

New LEED Gold Jubilee House Given Durable Alucobond Facade

The new Leed Gold Jubilee House is a collaboration of high-achieving builders, architects, engineers, fabricators, and interior designers building a quality design on a limited budget. It greatly helps the quality of the design that the new low-income senior living facility is positioned on a particularly valuable piece of Vancouver real estate. Gray and charcoal Alucobond 4mm aluminum composite paneling make up a substantial portion of the façade and plays a major role in providing durable and maintenance-free design elements.

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

©Mark Kempf

Project Name: Marine Gateway
Project Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Alucobond Materials: Alucobond PLUS Bone White, Steel City Silver, Anodic Clear Mica, Custom Ridgedale Silver, Custom Yellow Flash, Red Fire, Custom Mustard Yellow, Custom French Burgundy, CIBC Red, Montreal Blue, Focus Black, Custom Spectra Lime Zest, Custom Spectra Mossy Forest, Custom Spectra Rainforest, Custom Spectra Springtime
Developer: PCI Developments Corp.
Architect: Perkins+Will, Vancouver, British Columbia
Fabricator/Installer: Keith Panel Systems Co. Ltd.
General Contractor: Ledcor Construction, Inc.
Images: Photos © Mark Kempf

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.