Alucobond Spectra Green, Tempe Transportation Center, Arizona, Otak Architekton

Transit stations are historically high trafficked areas, often seeing hundreds of commuters on a daily basis. Additionally, these buildings are expensive to repair as construction can require costly closures. Often architects specify high performance coatings systems for their architectural components to ensure both the longevity and aesthetic quality of their designs.

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The Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) facility in Norfolk, Virginia features a progressive design by Tymoff+Moss Architects. The new facility for Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) replaces a 3-acre circle of asphalt that stood next to a busy road. Architects designed the new transit hub with the intentions of creating a space with a park-like ambiance; a public space that provides shelter for people waiting for their bus.

Over 1,000 ALPOLIC® panels were used for the transit center’s roofing; the metallic panels are coated in Lumiflon resin. The inside of the waiting station uses ’s , which also employs Lumiflon FEVE resin . The next-generation fluoropolymer provides coatings with super-durable coverage that will last under intense weather conditions without sacrificing the color and gloss of a coating.

King Baudouin Metro Station, GS3 Associes, Alucobond A2, Spectra Cupral
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The King Baudouin Metro Station in Brussels was designed by GS3 Associés. As commissioned by the Brussels Intercommunal Transport Company, the metro station was required to abide by strict guidelines and provide access to the metro’s control and access facilities.

King Baudouin Metro Station, GS3 Associes, Alucobond A2, Spectra Cupral
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Constructed using ALUCOBOND® composite panels, the building boasts a color-changing red exterior. The ALUCOBOND® A2 panels in a Cupral finish have an iridescent quality, the representatives at ALUCOBOND® describe, “The Spectra Cupral finish chosen creates a moveable design as the finish reflects and refracts natural light, offering a unique color at each angle. Varying from shades of reds to orange, this versatile finish offers a unique playfulness.”

Edmondson Park Station Sydney Australia KI Studio AMBS VitraGroup VitraPanel AI Coatings VItreflon Lumiflon FEVE Resin
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Along the walls of the Edmondson Park Railway Station in Sydney, artwork depicting the area’s cultural landscape can be seen. The works of were part of a project headed up by KI Studio in collaboration with heritage consultants at AMBS. Sepia-toned photographs which display enlarged historical photos of the Sydney suburb are presented on large strips of fiber cement. The panels, provided by VitraGroup, were custom printed for the project.

Edmondson Park Station Sydney Australia KI Studio AMBS VitraGroup VitraPanel AI Coatings VItreflon Lumiflon FEVE Resin
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VitraGroup’s fiber cement panels, VitraPanel, employ A&I Coatings’ Vitreflon, a low-VOC fluoropolymer that features Lumiflon FEVE resin. High-performance coating systems that contain Lumiflon FEVE resin offer architectural surfaces a plethora of different benefits, all of which ultimately help maintain the structural integrity of the coatings.

Sorensen Station Parkade and Transit Terminal Red Deer Alberta Canada Igloo Erectors John Murray Architects Alpolic ACM Prismatic Lumiflon FEVE Resin
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The Sorensen Station Parkade and Transit Terminal in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada is a development named after Gordon Lloyd Sorensen, the man who developed Red Deer’s first transit system in 1957. The parking deck offers residents and businesses over 300 parking spots in addition to 100 daily spaces; the space also contains a Transit office, kiosk rentals, public restrooms, and a customer service center.

The radiused roof panels are made up of -finish ALPOLIC®/fr ACM panels, which are also installed along the sidewalls of the structure. Architect John Murray Architectural Associates Ltd. of Red Deer, Alberta chose the colors from ALPOLIC®’s Prismatic line that were used for the project. The architects selected the Prismatic color line because of the color-changing appearance of the ACM that enhanced the aesthetic of the parking deck.

Alucobond Spectra Green, Tempe Transportation Center, Arizona, Otak Architekton
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The Tempe Transportation Center in Arizona is a mixed-use center with , city office spaces, and lease spaces in addition to its use for various city and pedestrian transportation. In 2008 the project was the first transportation/community building to be submitted for Platinum certification. The stunningly geometric 40,000-square-foot center features an iridescent façade. The ALUCOBOND® custom Spectra Green has color changing properties, that like all finishes in the Spectra line, changes color based on sunlight variations.

ALUCOBOND®’s Spectra finish line is a color-changing ACM that contains a Lumiflon FEVE resin topcoat. The next generation fluoropolymer maintains gloss and color when applied to architectural materials and will protect coatings from UV radiation, corrosion, water, salt, and other elemental deterrents. Lumiflon also greatly reduces a coating’s life cycle costs, as the FEVE resin will remain intact for decades.

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