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

Orona Zero, Architects Barrutieta Goikoetxea delaFuente Perez, Alucobond naturAL Reflect, Photography Agustin Sagasti 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. (more…)


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

SFO airport control tower, San Francisco, HNTB, Fentress Architects, Keith, Panel, Pacific Erectors, Alucobond, Plus, SFO, Siliver, ACM, Photography, John, Swain 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. (more…)