CENTRIA announced that its MetalWrap insulated backup wall panels have been globally recognized with a Special Mention in the prestigious Architizer 2024 A+ Product Awards. Chosen by a panel of elite judges as one of the design world’s top products in the Building Envelope, Cladding and Roofing category, CENTRIA’s MetalWrap is a cladding solution that serves as a backbone of sustainable design. It is a backup wall system designed to minimize moisture and air penetration and offers superior thermal performance as part of an exterior rainscreen system.

Architizer’s 2024 A+ Product Award winners were selected from hundreds of entries in 39 categories by a prestigious jury of more than 200 practicing architects and designers from across the globe. The judging criteria included aesthetics, performance, innovative use of materials, environmental impact and the potential to incorporate new technologies and design practices.

“The CENTRIA team is excited to earn a Special Mention for CENTRIA MetalWrap from the Architizer A+ Awards’ esteemed jury of architects and designers,” said Jennifer Franz, product manager at NUCOR. “MetalWrap reduces installation time, enhances energy efficiency and works with nearly all non-combustible exterior cladding materials to offer architects an integrated, sustainable backup wall system.”

MetalWrap is designed for installation behind nearly any type of non-combustible exterior rainscreen system, including CENTRIA’s Concept Series single-skin metal panels, brick, terra cotta and more. MetalWrap’s single-component construction significantly improves upon traditional multi-component building technology with faster, one-step installation. Unlike traditional backup wall systems requiring multiple layers installed in three or four steps, MetalWrap meets energy efficiency goals with its integrated composite panel design. This eliminates the need for conventional batt or board insulation, exterior gypsum, air barriers, vapor retarders and building wraps. MetalWrap’s attachment systems offer enhanced flexibility, faster installation and superior thermal performance throughout the joint. It also features a 10-year weathertight warranty.

CENTRIA MetalWrap is featured in the Building Envelope and Cladding section of Architizer’s 2024 A+ Awards gallery.