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Elementary School Blends Into Vancouver Urban Fabric With ALUCOBOND PLUS


Architecture can often become a product of its environment, responding to community needs while blending into an already established environment. In the case of Crosstown Elementary School, its creation was in response to Vancouver’s imminent need for more primary education facilities. The result is a four-story structure that blends seamlessly into the “urban fabric” of the Canadian cityscape.

LEED Platinum University Innovation Hub Features Alucobond PLUS Exterior

A building, particularly on a college campus, can serve as an epicenter for creative and innovative collaboration. The purpose of the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, according to the architects at Leddy Maytum Stacy (LMS Arch), “…is to re-energize design and manufacturing innovation at the national level, honing the integrated set of skills students will need to create an abundant, sustainable future.”

Energy Efficient Primary School Uses Bright White Alucobond Plus And Responsive Sunshading System

The PassivHaus or “Passive House” energy performance standard was developed in Germany in the 1990s. The city of Leipzig adopted the standard in 2008 for all new public construction. The city’s first compliant building, the Erich Kästner Primary School was built in 2009 by the architects at Planungsbüro Rohling AG Architekten + Ingenieure (pbr).

Alucobond Plus Tilted Roof Helps Office Space Break The Traditional Commercial Mold


Project Name: Peters Ice Cream Head Office
Project Location: Mulgrave, Australia
Alucobond Materials: Alucobond® PLUS Dark Grey Metallic & Anthracite Grey
Architect: Gray Puksand
Fabricator: Alclad
Images: Peter Bennetts

Completed in early 2016, the Peters Ice Cream 24,000 square foot Head Office breaks away from the traditional office space typology. Accommodating 180 staff members, the structure takes full advantage of the site and serves as a direct link to the Ice Cream Factory near by. Although only a single story in construction, the commercial space appears larger as it mimics the sloping landscape. The building, designed by Gray Puksand, was required to not only blend in with the company’s existing structures, but also its lush surroundings.

The Use Of Alucobond Aluminum Composite Cladding In Responsive Architecture

Responsive designs refer to both kinetic and dynamic façades and include non-stagnant building construction. These facades respond to their environment either via technology or manual stimulation. The responsiveness usually facilitates some kind of climatic benefit in which a daylighting or other energy efficiency function is enabled. Although the responsiveness of a façade can be purely aesthetic as well, adding a dimensional characteristic not often seen in architecture.

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.