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Buildings Boast Colorful Building Accents At Home of the Minnesota Vikings

Twin Cities Orthopedics Center, Vikings Museum, Minnesota, Crawford Architects, MG McGrath, Pure Freeform, Phalanx Studios

The Twin Cities Orthopedics Center and the Vikings Museum sit adjacent to each other in the home of Minnesota Vikings football team. The Orthopedic center and the Minnesota Vikings joint-venture is a two-story project featuring a hall of fame on the ground level and a sports medicine clinic on the second story.

Twin Cities Orthopedics Center, Vikings Museum, Minnesota, Crawford Architects, MG McGrath, Pure Freeform, Phalanx Studios
Photography© Phalanx Studios via Pure + Freeform

The 60,000 square-foot state-of-the-art facility was constructed by MG McGrath, Kraus Anderson, and Crawford Architects. The Ortho Center features an abundance of exterior cladding materials including insulated metal panels, aluminum soffit, single skin, stainless steel and Pure + Freeform’s 1mm aluminum.

Twin Cities Orthopedics Center, Vikings Museum, Minnesota, Crawford Architects, MG McGrath, Pure Freeform, Phalanx Studios
Photography© Phalanx Studios via Pure + Freeform

The Pure + Freeform aluminum is a custom finish to match the signature Vikings team helmet color, a stunning purple featured on the Ortho Center’s canopy. This same Pure + Freeform custom aluminum finish is featured on the adjacent Vikings Museum. According to MG McGrath, “…the museum features exhibits on the evolution of the team’s logo and uniforms, permanent home venues and the accomplishments of players and coaches over the years.”

Twin Cities Orthopedics Center, Vikings Museum, Minnesota, Crawford Architects, MG McGrath, Pure Freeform, Phalanx Studios
Photography© Phalanx Studios via Pure + Freeform

The team at MG McGrath provided the Pure + Freeform custom panels and flashings fabricated from .063 aluminum on the museum’s exterior. The panels were enriched with Lumiflon FEVE resin technology, which gives the finish its high gloss range and bright appearance. Additionally, the clarity of the finish is attributed to the clear nature of the Lumiflon’s FEVE resin.

Twin Cities Orthopedics Center, Vikings Museum, Minnesota, Crawford Architects, MG McGrath, Pure Freeform, Phalanx Studios
Photography© Phalanx Studios via Pure + Freeform

Coatings with Lumiflon FEVE resin technology offer benefits that many other coatings do not. The fluoropolymer provides unmatched weatherability, which helps prevent against coating degradation. Used as a mandated bridge coating system in Japan, its hyper durability is unparalleled provided both chemical and abrasion resistance. FEVE-based coatings also help reduce lifecycle costs, as their hyper-durability allows a coating to resist degradation in the face of UV radiation, salt, and water for decades.

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