Delta Products Corp Americas Headquarters
The project features approximately 32,000 square feet of 4-mm ALPOLIC aluminum composite material (ACM) in BSX Silver Metallic and PEX Pewter from Mitsubishi Plastics Composites America Inc., Chesapeake, Va. The Pewter panels are used as an accent color for the underside of the canopy. "The use of metal panels, with its precision and sleek finish, reinforces the overall high-tech impression of the architectural design," Pan says.
"We've always viewed the underside of the front lobby canopy as an extra elevation to be designed," says Pan. "Originally, the panels were designed to be perorated panels to allow light through. But once the canopy roof surface was needed for solar panels, we had to revise the design. To preserve the specialness of the canopy, we adopted a triangular panel design with alternating colors to further convey a sense of excitement."
Read more in our feature in Metal Architecture.