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Formable Alucobond Helps Architects Push Design Boundaries At VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre

Alucobond, VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre, Perkins Will, Raymond Chan Photomedia Canada, Vancouver

Project Name: VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre
Project Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Alucobond Materials: 12,000 sq. ft. 4mm Alucobond naturAL Custom Plain Mill Finish
Year of Installation: 2011
Architect: Perkins+Will Canada
Fabricator/Installer: Keith Panel Systems Co. Ltd. Vancouver, British Columbia
General Contractor: Ledcor Group of Companies Vancouver, British Columbia
Images: Raymond Chan, Photomedia Canada
When design of the VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre was awarded to Perkins+Will Canada in late 2007, architects were challenged to create a building that not only would increase visibility for and attract more visitors to the approximately 54-acre internationally recognized garden in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, but also meet the highest goals in sustainable building design. (more…)


Seven Clans Casino Red Lake

Alucobond Spectra, Seven Clans Casino Red Lake by DSGW Architects

Project Name: Seven Clans Casino Red Lake
Project Location: Red Lake, Minnesota
Alucobond Materials: 3,250sq ft 4mm Spectra Ocean
Year of Installation: 2009
Architect: DSGW Architects, Duluth, Minnesota
Fabricator: Atomic Architectural Sheet Metal, Inc. Vadnais Heights, Minnesota
General Contractor/Installer: Woodstone Builders, Inc.
Architectural design of the newly opened Seven Clans Casinos Red Lake followed the wishes of community elders of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians who own and operate this casino-hotel complex located  in north-central Minnesota on the reservation’s southern edge.  They wanted the facility’s design to respect tribal heritage but also to exude an atmosphere of fun and relaxation. (more…)