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Multicolored Alucobond Panels Create Playful Facade For LEED Platinum Health Center

LEED Platinum is a certification reserved for only the most sustainable projects in the world. In Canada, the largest LEED Platinum project is the University of Calgary Child Development Centre (CDC), a project built on the ideals of a sustainable future for its patients. Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd. explains, “We discovered a lot about the level of collaboration that is required for a project of this kind. Every design element incorporated into the facility had to be considered from a complexity of angles –functionality, efficiency, sustainability, budget and aesthetics.”

Multi-Layered Cube-Like Facade Achieves Diversity In Residential Hi-Rise Design With ALUCOBOND PLUS

A big compliment to architects is hearing that one of their building designs has become a recognizable landmark.

That’s the case for architects at the Los Angeles office of Arquitectonica International Corp. who designed the Olume residential building in San Francisco’s Mission District with a unique multi-layered cube-like metal façade featuring a total of five custom earth-toned colors of Alucobond® Plus aluminum composite material (ACM).

Cutting-Edge Corporate Design Clad in Alucobond NaturAL Achieves LEED Gold

A prismatic, cylindrical building towers over 50 feet high on a 15 degree incline, exposing a reflective pedestal clad with Alucobond naturAL Reflect panels. For such a dynamic building, the inspiration is simple, a circle; a shape Orona Ideo uses in the company’s brand image and logo. The sophisticated structure is the flagship building of Orona Ideo with over 4,500 employees, researchers and students frequent the headquarters for work and study.

SFO Airport Control Tower Clad in Alucobond Plus Welcomes Passengers With Lit-Torch Design

Photographer © John Swain

Project Name: San Francisco International Airport’s (SFO) airport traffic control tower
Project Location: San Francisco, CA
Alucobond Materials: Alucobond® Plus Custom SFO Silver
Design Architect: HNTB Corp.
Design Build Architect: Fentress Architects
Fabricator: Keith Panel Systems Co. Ltd.
Installer: Pacific Erectors
General Contractor: Hensel Phelps Construction Co.
Structural Engineer: Walter P Moore
Photography: Daniel Lunghi Photography, John Swain Photography

Design of San Francisco International Airport’s (SFO) new airport traffic control tower not only was focused on functional goals – including meeting the strictest seismic event standards, offering maximum sightlines and accommodating state-of-the-art electronics – it also needed to serve as an iconic airport symbol.

Energy Company Headquarters Becomes First LEED Platinum Office Building In Canada

Project Name: Manitoba Hydro Headquarters
Project Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Alucobond Materials: 32,500 sq. ft. Alucobond® ACM
Architect: Smith Carter Architects and Engineers and Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects
Fabricator: Thermal Systems
Photography: Gerry Kopelow

Manitoba Hydro is the fourth largest energy utility company in Canada. Producing nearly all of its energy from self-renewing waterpower, the company offers some of the lowest electricity rates in the world. The Manitoba Hydro headquarters enabled the merging of the companies 15 different locations to accommodate the 1,650 employees on 21 floors. The headquarters is one of the most energy efficient office buildings in the world, showcasing the importance of healthy building. The project was designed with five distinct goals: healthy and productive workspace, energy efficiency, sustainability, signature architecture and a positive urban impact on Downtown Winnipeg.

Alucobond Aluminum Composite Material 3D BIM Files Now Available On Autodesk Seek


3A Composites USA is pleased to announce that Alucobond® Aluminum Composite Material (ACM) 3-D Building Information Modeling (BIM) files – as well as two-dimensional Alucobond drawings and product specifications – now are available on Autodesk Seek.

Alucobond 3-D BIM files will be previewed at the Alucobond Booth No. 2913 at the 2015 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo Nov. 18-19 in Washington, D.C.