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Metro Station Attracts Passersby With Iridescent Alucobond Spectra Facade

Situated between the Mini-Europe Park and the royal city of Laeken sits the contemporary access to the King Baudouin metro station. The Brussels Intercommunal Transport Company, known in English as STIB-MIVB, commissioned the architects of GS3 Associés for the design.

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.

Alucobond Cladding Used On Futuristic Footbridge To New London Flagship Station


Project Name: Canary Wharf Crossrail, Adams Plaza Bridge
Project Location: London, England
Alucobond Materials: Alucobond® Plus White
Executive Architect: Adamson Associates
Design Architect: Foster + Partners
Fabricator: Booth Muirie Limited
Installer: Lakesmere
Photography: Richard Gooding

The Canary Wharf Crossrail station in London is a new development utilizing the expertise of UK architectural cladding specialists Booth Muirie Limited (BML). The team was responsible for cladding a “futuristic footbridge entrance to the new flagship station.” One of several stations in the large development, the project is located on the North Dock of West India Quay in East London.

Tempe, Ariz. Transportation Center

Project Name: Tempe, Arizona Transportation Center
Project Location: Tempe, Arizona
Alucobond Materials: 8,300 sq ft of4mm Spectra Green
7,700 sq ft of4mm Platinum
Year of Installation: 2008
Architect: Otak – Lake Oswego, Oregon
Architekton – Tempe, Arizona
Fabricator: Elward Systems Corp., Lakewood, Colo.
Installer: Elward Construction Co., Tempe, Arizona

Alucobond® Spectra ACM Helps Create Sparkling, Sustainable Gem at Tempe, Ariz. Transportation Center

City of Tempe, Ariz., architects and engineers are no strangers to sustainable building design. The $46.8 million East Valley Bus Operations & Maintenance Facility, which is owned and operated by the Arizona cities of Tempe and Scottsdale and Valley Metro, achieved two Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certifications from the U.S. Green Building Council following its summer 2007 opening.

Benicia-Martinez, CA Toll Plaza

Project Name: Benicia-Martinez, CA Toll Plaza
Project Location: Benicia-Martinez, California
Alucobond Materials: 55,000 Ft of 4mm Copper Metallic
6,000 Ft of 4mm Shimmering Teal
Year of Installation: 2007
Architect: David Stow, CalTrans
Attachment Method: Rout and Return Dry Seal
Fabricator: CSP Architectural Metals
San Ramon, CA
Installer: C/S Erectors, Inc.
San Ramon, CA

When the new $1.2 billion Benicia-Martinez, Calif., Bridge project was set to open in late-August 2007, it wasn’t the 1.6 mile long, five-lane bridge spanning the Carquinez Strait between Contra Costa and Solano counties that garnered coverage from The San Francisco Chronicle on its www.SFGate.com web site last August 23. It was the Benicia-Martinez toll plaza. 

McCarran Airport Expansion

Project Name: McCarran Airport Expansion
Project Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
ALUCOBOND  Materials: 37,000 sq. ft. of 4mm Custom Satellite “D” Blue Metallic,
11,000 sq. ft. of Custom Blue Sunstorm Metallic,
15,000 sq. ft. of 4mm ALUCOBOND PLUS Custom Satellite “D” Blue Metallic
Year of Installation: 2005
Architect: Tate Snyder Kimsey, Henderson, Nevada
Fabricator: Thermal Systems KWC Ltd., Calgary, Alberta
Installer: Carmel Architectural Sales, Anaheim, California
Attachment Method: AP300 High Performance Rainscreen System

McCarran Expansion Repeats Alucobond® Material

The April 2005 completion of a 10-gate expansion of the Satellite D Concourse and a new Ramp Control Tower at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada features exterior panels of Alucobond Material. This project continues the design vision and Alucobond Material selection established with the construction of the 26-gate Satellite D Concourse completed in 1998. Tate Snyder Kimsey Architects of Henderson, Nevada handled both projects.