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MetalTech-USA Outfits New Hall Office Park Stunner in Zinc
T1, the sixteenth building finished in Frisco's Hall Office Park, stands out with 16,000 square feet of Rheinzink Reveal Panels fabricated by MetalTech-USA.
This 8-story, 204,000 square foot Class AA office building was designed to project a "sophisticated, international aesthetic." Its striking design was intended to intermingle seamlessly, like another beautiful piece of art, amid HOP's Texas Sculpture Park, a collection of 40 contemporary works displayed throughout the sprawling campus. "The building has a minimalist design nature at heart, as it's wholly about evoking the beauty from simple/natural materials and shapes," states HKS architectural design team member Dustin Siegrist. Amongst the several million square feet of office space in HOP, T1 "truly pops in an exciting and unexpected way" much of which is due to the material selection, proclaims Siegrist. Rheinzink (1.0mm) prePatina Blue Gray Zinc Interlocking Reveal Panels were chosen to clad the facade. Zinc was selected for this project for the beautiful patina that develops as it ages, Siegrist notes, "giv[ing] the building skin a deeper and richer connection with nature." Over 16,000 square feet of Blue Gray Interlocking Reveal Panels, flanked by 10 foot sheets of glass, swathe the facade, banding the building's massing.
The toughest design challenge for this project was creating custom width panels for the bottom and top course of each level. This was necessary to accommodate field conditions and extensive coordination was required between MetalTech-USA and NOW Specialties to achieve the right size. The architect favored the look of a one piece fabricated corner panel as opposed to a corner flashing piece connection; therefore, the corner panels arrived as 14' to 16' pieces requiring particular care and expertise to install. "We've worked with NOW Specialties on a number of projects in the past and worked well with them on this project to nail down the corner panels and fabricate the custom sized panels at the top course on each wall. We're very pleased with the final results," stated MetalTech-USA Project Manager Michael Love.
All new buildings in Hall Office Park are planned to become LEED™ Certified, and T1 is no exception. T1 is seeking LEED™ Silver Certification. The utilization of zinc in a roofing or façade application contributes to LEED™ ceritification in the Materials and Resources category addressing waste reduction as zinc is 100% recyclable.
Specialty Metal Fabrication and Engineering:
HKS Architectural Design Team: Eddie Abeyta, Dustin Siegrist, Tom Holt, Michael Ayer, and Aimee Middleton
Installer: NOW Specialties
MetalTech-USA is a premier distributor and specialty fabricator of eco-friendly architectural metals that specializes in roofing, rainwater, soffit and cladding systems. For more information, visit www.metaltech-