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MetalTech-USA Panels Give Children's Hospital Colorado's New South Campus Sparkle
MetalTech-USA clads one of the nation's top pediatric hospitals in 13,000 square feet of stainless steel Flatlocks
FKP Architects was charged with the task of creating an expansion reminiscent of the hub in Aurora while also imbuing a vibrancy befitting Children's Hospital Colorado. In the design phase, project designers Paul Asteris and Michael Shirley of FKP met with senior leaders at Children's to delineate "guiding principles."
Stainless steel is a sustainable exterior cladding material due to its superior corrosion resistance, recyclability, and durability, in particular, the #4 polish is the easiest to maintain. Despite its environmental benefits, Asteris states, "the choice of using stainless steel panels had more to do with maintaining Children's exterior character as well as design aesthetic," than aligning with green building standards. Children's Hospital Colorado decided not to pursue LEED accreditation for this facility; however, FKP was asked to design with LEED and LEAN sensitivity.
The flat, overlapping seams of the MetalTech-USA Flatlock Tile System provide a subtle, grid-like look to any simple or complex wall cladding solution. MetalTech Flatlock panels are cost-effective and render installation quick and easy. Gen3, a Colorado-based commercial construction company specializing in the installation of Architectural Metal Wall systems, was chosen to install the stainless steel Flatlock panels. MetalTech-
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Architect: FKP Architects and Davis Partnership
MetalTech-USA is a premier distributor and specialty fabricator of eco-friendly architectural metals, specializing in roofing, rainwater, soffit and cladding systems. For more information, visit www.metaltech-