The 135,000-square-foot facility provides additional research and development laboratories, manufacturing capabilities, storage and warehouse space, and administrative offices. The new center was an addition to an office and research campus, and the design team wanted to create a similar exterior aesthetic while providing insulating value and a unique building for the company.
Formawall insulated metal panels were used for much of the facility to provide insulating value and a one-step installation for enclosing walls. In total, 21,270 square feet of horizontal three-inch Formawall Dimension Series metallic panels were used in Champagne Gold and Light Bronze to create a custom façade for the center. To complement the Dimension Series panel, crews installed 3,400 square feet of Graphix Series metallic panels in Gold and Silversmith.
Formawall Dimension Series delivers unprecedented design freedom with a high-performance building envelope system that consolidates six wall components into one product, creating a distinct wall profile. With concealed clips, fasteners, sealants and insulated metal vertical joints, Formawall creates smooth, clean façades. Formawall is factory foamed in-place with red-list free foam core, minimizing the potential for gaps within the panel and improving the sustainability of the building environment and its fire performance.
To enclose the stair towers and elevators, architects specified 3,530 square feet of metallic Medium Gray Cascade single-skin metal panels. Finishing the interior of those spaces at the same time while providing thermal and moisture protection, 4,770 square feet of primed MetalWrap completed the job as a barrier wall backup panel system.
Cascade metal rainscreen façade panels are inspired by the play of light and shadow created by flowing water. They create complex wall relief never before seen in corrugated metal wall panels. CC-200 interchangeable single-skin metal panels have one 1 ½” deep rib marked by a striking signature curve and a bold flat slope profile. The depth of shadow offers a new level of design options for rainscreen panels.
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