The new Natural Sciences Building at South Puget Sound Community College features 6,592 square feet of Kalzip TF800R on its exterior walls and color matched extruded aluminum flashings.
52,000 square foot three-story structure in Olympia, Wash., was designed to complement
an existing science lab and classroom building on the western edge of the
campus. The Kalzip 0.040 gauge-aluminum décor helped fulfill
both aesthetic and functional needs.
design started with a fiber composite panel that was rather high end. The
change to metal was actually a value added decision initiated by the owner,”
said Ben Dalton, project manager. “We chose Kalzip because it was unique and
reinforced the linear building elements. It was something we hadn’t used before
and turned out to be less expensive. The panels were very easy to install and
the panel profile does a great job of concealing the fasteners. We’re very
pleased with the final result.”
system offers a twin-triangular micro ribbed profile that creates a sleek
appearance through the interplay of light and shade to highlight the
individuality and character of a building. Kalzip aluminum products provide color fastness,
adhesion and resistance to extreme weather conditions and can be reused or
recycled at the end of the building’s life-cycle.
The buildings of the college, surface parking lots and
other improvements, are designed to sustain a close relationship between
natural and built elements and is targeted toward achieving gold level certification in
the LEED program.
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