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Vancouver Residential Tower Boasts Dimensional Facade With Alucobond PLUS

Aquilini Centre South, FRANCL Architecture, Keith Panel, Alucobond PLUS
photography ©Jared Korb via Keith Panel Systems

Aquilini Centre South by FRANCL Architecture adds much needed contemporary residential space in Vancouver, BC. On the redeveloped site of the Rogers Arena, the tower boasts a sustainable design that offers a variety of enhancements for the city. The building not only boosts the area’s sports and entertainment district but also helps mitigate neighborhood traffic.

The architects at FRANCL describe, “The project connects Georgia Street to future developments along the False Creek waterfront. The close proximity to the stadiums will promote event-based activity for residents. The new tower also offers a mix of highly desirable residential types targeting professionals and people on the go, seeking an exciting way to live downtown.”

Aquilini Centre South, FRANCL Architecture, Keith Panel, Alucobond PLUS
photography ©Jared Korb via Keith Panel Systems

Part of the three-tower Aquilini Centre project, the south tower contains curved floor plates, which create a unique perspective at every angle. Each level is wrapped around the façade offering both a separation of the 250 units and a common fluidity. The undersides of each balcony were painted to offer a more dramatic appearance and further dimensionality.

Aquilini Centre South, FRANCL Architecture, Keith Panel, Alucobond PLUS
photography ©Jared Korb via Keith Panel Systems

The project features a series of Alucobond aluminum composite elements featured on both the west elevation and along the podium. Utilizing Alucobond PLUS in Dusty Charcoal and Cadet Grey, the neutral toned aluminum panels offer a complementary material to the concrete slab projections. Powerhouse Canadian fabricator, Keith Panel Systems, fabricated the large Alucobond panels utilizing their high performance Pressure Equalized Rainscreen system (System A).

The curvaceous nature of the design may have been challenging for others but the variable curved panels were well within the capabilities of one of Alucobond’s premier fabricators.

photography ©Jared Korb via Keith Panel Systems

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