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October 30, 2012
Alcoa Reynobond: Design Driver on Award-Winning Buildings
Creative use of aluminum cladding material earns MCA Chairman's Awards
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alcoa (NYSE:AA) Reynobond® composite materials played
a key role in the design of two award-winning projects honored with the
2012 Chairman’s Awards from the Metal Construction Association (MCA).
The awards honor innovation and creativity while showcasing how metal
products help achieve exceptional building designs. Reynobond materials
can be folded, roll-formed, routed or punched to achieve small-radius
curves, reverse curves, angles and other shapes, providing architects
with the ability to create dramatic designs that cannot be fabricated
with traditional building materials.
The two winning projects for the Alcoa Architectural Products business
The Chairman’s Award for Overall Excellence: Chihuahua’s
Businessmen Foundation (FECHAC) Regional Office in Ciudad Juarez,
Chihuahua, Mexico. Four 40-foot-high aluminum pillars on the
façade are clad in tessellated Reynobond ACM. With folded panels to
create triangular planes and depth, the surface changes in intensity
and color as daylight hits from different angles throughout the day.
The Chairman’s Award in the category of Education, Colleges and
Universities: Student Center at Monterrey Technical University in
Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. Reynobond ACM frames the cover
of the entry plaza to the student center in a variety of forms and
colors. Reynobond ACM contains a high percentage of recycled content,
and is ideal for projects such as this that are designed in accordance
with the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and
Environmental Design (LEED®*) green building principles and
Architectural firm Grupo ARKHOS of Juarez and Mexico City, Mexico,
designed the FECHAC building honored with the Chairman’s Award for
“The architects’ creative use of metal in these two projects exemplifies
the spirit of the Chairman’s Awards,” said George Rosado, Commercial
Director for Alcoa Architectural Products. “Grupo ARKHOS developed an
entirely new and unique way to use and install Reynobond panels on the
façade of the FECHAC building. Rather than cutting the panels to size,
they used crisp folds to tessellate the panels in triangular planes,
creating depth and dimension that change in color as sunlight moves
throughout the day. The result is absolutely stunning.”
The Chairman’s Awards are an annual designation given to outstanding
building projects involving MCA member companies. Both projects also
awards in Metal Architecture magazine’s annual Design Awards
*LEED is a registered trademark of the U.S. Green Building Council.
About Alcoa Architectural Products
As the leading
manufacturer of exterior and interior cladding and corporate identity
solutions for commercial construction, Alcoa Architectural Products
(AAP) helps architects, designers, specifiers and installers achieve
their design visions and groundbreaking ideas through its range of
Reynobond® | Reynolux® products. In addition to
classic Reynobond ACM, Reynobond Natural Metals and Reynolux panels and
flat sheet, this comprehensive array of products includes the
revolutionary EcoClean™ finish, Reynobond Face Fastened Solution and
Colorweld® 500 finish as well as innovative materials such as
the Reynobond Design Line, Anodized Reynobond and Reynobond with KEVLAR®.
Alcoa Architectural Products is a business unit of Alcoa, the world’s
leading producer of primary and fabricated aluminum as well as the
world’s largest miner of bauxite and refiner of alumina. For more
information, visit www.reynobond.com.
Alcoa is the world’s leading producer of primary
aluminum and fabricated aluminum, as well as the world’s largest miner
of bauxite and refiner of alumina. In addition to inventing the
modern-day aluminum industry, Alcoa innovation has been behind major
milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and
construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics, and
industrial markets over the past 120 years. Among the solutions Alcoa
markets are flat-rolled products, hard alloy extrusions, and forgings,
as well as Alcoa® wheels, fastening systems, precision and investment
castings, and building systems in addition to its expertise in other
light metals such as titanium and nickel-based superalloys.
Sustainability is an integral part of Alcoa’s operating practices and
the product design and engineering it provides to customers. Alcoa has
been a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for 11 consecutive
years and approximately 75 percent of all of the aluminum ever produced
since 1888 is still in active use today. Alcoa employs approximately
61,000 people in 31 countries across the world. More information can be
found at www.alcoa.com.
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The Student Center at Monterrey Technical University honored for the Metal Construction Association’s Chairman’s Award in the Education, Colleges and Universities category. This is a geometrically interesting building, with the containers making up 80 percent of the student center and Alcoa’s Reynobond ACM complimenting the structures’ entry plaza in a variety of forms and shapes.
Photo courtesy of Grupo ARKHOS architectural firm of Juarez and Mexico City, Mexico.