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Architectural Zinc

The MetalTech-USA Reveal Panel System has endless possibilities in regard to design. These systems have a variable reveal width of 0-1″ thus providing flexibility for the designer with vertical, horizontal, and diagonal orientation possible. Combining these options makes for striking facade design.

Material: Available in all EcoChoice Materials

Applications: Facade + Soffit

LEED Architectural Zinc

 

Grammy Award-winning artist Zac Brown longed of building a treehouse for campers at his passion project – Camp Southern Ground in Fayetteville, Georgia. The camp’s mission is to serve children of all abilities with a special emphasis on those with neurodevelopmental disorders as well as social or emotional challenges.

Since Zac Brown specifically stated that he wants the treehouse outlast his years, elZinc Slate was used. Zinc is a “living” material. When exposed to the elements, zinc naturally develops a thin protective layer referred to as patina. The patina creates resistance to the weathering and corrosion process that many other metals experience. Its life span typically exceeds 100 years and some experts estimate an expected life span of 200+ years.

When sheathed in elZinc metal, the treehouse looks like a futuristic crustacean, hence its name “Space Crab”. The outside was designed to resemble a horseshoe crab while the inside offers a “Knights of the Round Table” feel, complete with a 1,500-pound, hand-crafted table made from parota wood that electronically lowers right out of the ceiling.

Zac perfectly articulated the entire emphasis of the project, saying: “It makes you feel like you’re not anywhere else that you’ve been before, which makes you believe that you can be something that you’ve never been before.”

We could not agree more. This project will continue to serve as an incredible addition to the life-changing Camp Southern Ground for years to come.

Product: Flatlock panels
Material: elZinc Slate
Architect: Jefferson Browne Architects

 

Zinc Rainbow Green

Built over 30 years ago, Rubey Park Transit Center in Aspen, Colorado has undergone a recent transformation to modernize it with the incorporation of elZinc architectural zinc material into its design.

The primary goal of the renovation was to maintain the historic and familiar roof arrangement of the original 1980’s transit center. Rubey Park’s retrofit features both the use of zinc replacement roofing as well as the addition of zinc on part of the façade totaling roughly 8,900 square feet of elZinc Rainbow® Green provided by elZinc America.

“There’s an identity about Rubey Park that people have in their minds, so we wanted to build on and enhance that. We’ve tried to retain some of the key elements of the existing building, and update it so that it functions well and so that it’s a safe place to be and that people like coming in and out,” says Gilbert Sanchez, Principal-in-charge and architect with Studio B Architecture who was responsible for the updated design. “Zinc provides an appealing and quality aesthetic appearance for this civic project.”

elZinc architectural grade zinc was chosen as the new roof cladding to help maintain the historic form of the building. The zinc material was fabricated into Double Lock Standing Seam Panels cladding the roof and façade of Rubey Park. Sanchez says the Standing Seams Panels were selected in part for its visual connection to the original roof, durability and low maintenance.

 

MetalTech-USA

Completed in May 2013, the Los Angeles Trade-Technical College has a new hub for student life: Mariposa Hall. Services, gathering areas and a place where students can get the answers they need to ensure their success is just a few of the amenities Mariposa Hall offers.

The design itself incorporates RHEINZINK prePATINA Blue Gray flat sheets and interlocking reveal panels. The design specifications required perforations measuring 5mm holes at 7mm on center staggered and 5mm holes at 8mm on center staggered. MetalTech-USA was able to meet the design objectives for the multiple locations via our versatile panel systems and high levels of customization.

 

PROJECT PROFILE DETAILS:

Project: Los Angeles Trade Technical College
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Industry: Education
Project Type: Façade
System: Reveal Panels & Perforated Reveal Panels
Material: RHEINZINK prePATINA Blue Gray Zinc

For more information on changing your next idea into a sustainable reality, contact MetalTech-USA via phone at 770-486-8825, email at info@metaltech-usa.com, or visit their website at www.metaltech-usa.com.

 

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