ALPOLIC metal composite materials (MCM) are some of the most sought-after architectural products because of their quality, versatility and the wide range of finishes. While there are options, choosing the wrong paint system can leave you with a finish that looks muted after just a few years. We often receive inquiries about the types of paint used in manufacturing our MCM, specifically what the differences are between polyester and more expensive fluoropolymer finishes. While they do look similar, at least initially, the variances are more often seen in their performance over time and are clear when reviewing the warranty limitations. Understanding the chemical component of each helps our customers make informed decisions about what is best for their specific projects.
World-renowned architecture studio, UNStudio, designed the Rabobank Office with sustainability in mind. The architects describe, “Our design facilitates the ‘Rabobank Unplugged’ principle, creating an environment in which both cooperation and concentration is made possible.”
The Baldivis Secondary Collage, designed by JCY Architects and Urban Designers, serves a dual purpose by providing educational space and a “vibrant” community center. Accommodating students, years 7-12, the Baldivis is renowned, a well-respected and essential component of the local community.
The headquarters for French housing association Office 64 de l’Habitat in Bayonne is both a modern and literal interpretation of green design. Patrick Arotcharen Architecte describes, “It is both discrete and significant, re-interpreting the codes of public architecture.” The building utilizes a plethora of materials to achieve its stunning design including glass, timber, concrete, and iridescent aluminum composite panels.
The River City Condos sit along the Don River in downtown Toronto, Canada. The multi-family housing development is composed of four buildings, built in three distinct but complementary stages. Designed by Saucier + Perrotte Architectures and ZAS Architects + Interiors, the facades feature contrasting metal composite panels in ALPOLIC®/fr aluminum Matte Black and Gloss White finishes.