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Changing Seasons Reflected In Outdoor Amphitheater’s Ellipses-Shaped Canopy Clad In Color-Shifting ALUCOBOND® PLUS

Project: Lauridsen Amphitheater
Location: Water Work Park, Des Moines, Iowa
ALUCOBOND® PLUS: 2, 125 square feet of 4mm; Sakura and Reflect Mirror Finish
Architect: RDG Planning & Design
Fabricator: Metal Design Systems, Inc.
Installer: The Waldinger Corp.
General Contractor: Henkel Construction Co.
Photography © Joe Crimmings

The new Lauridsen Amphitheater constructed at Water Works Park in Des Moines, Iowa,  stretches toward the sky just like the surrounding oak trees twist and stretch toward leafy canopies in this riverside woodland. Encompassing 1,500 acres, Water Works Park – which is situated next to the Raccoon River west of Gray’s Lake – is one of America’s largest urban parks and a critical source of clean drinking water to 500,000 Central Iowans.

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