Award-winning Calgary library featuring custom ALPOLIC MCM

May 13, 2020

[1]A modern marvel, the Calgary Central Library[2] strikes a stunning contrast to the urban environment in which it sits. The unique, award-winning design features more than 10,219 m2 (110,000 sf) of ALPOLIC[3] metal composite materials (MCM) finished in various shades of custom white[4]. The MCM was fabricated by Flynn[5] and installed by Ferguson[6] into assorted degrees of hexagonal patterns. Interspersed with the glass and natural wood accents, ALPOLIC MCM creates a lace-like effect across the building’s façade.

[7]The metallic, pearlescent, and shimmer-like LUMIFLON FEVE[8]-based finishes coating the MCM visually provide light reflection and dimension, as well as help ensure superior fade resistance, colour clarity, and overall panel protection.

The $245-million building, which officially opened in late 2018, was a collaboration between international architecture firm Snøhetta[9] and Canadian-based firm DIALOG[10]. The design, named by Architectural Digest as one of the most anticipated buildings of 2018 and listed in Time Magazine’s 100 greatest places of 2019, is a stunning example of modern architecture that is both inspirational and inviting.

For more information about ALPOLIC, please visit www.alpolic-americas.com[11].

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: https://www.constructioncanada.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/ALPOLIC_Calgary-Library_72dpi_249kb.jpg
  2. Calgary Central Library: https://calgarylibrary.ca/read-learn-and-explore/central-library/
  3. ALPOLIC: http://www.alpolic-americas.com/
  4. custom white: https://www.alpolic-americas.com/samples/?corporate-id=&colors=whites&finishes=&pg=1
  5. Flynn: https://flynncompanies.com/systems/
  6. Ferguson: http://www.ferguson.ca/
  7. [Image]: https://www.constructioncanada.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/ALPOLIC_Calgary-Library_Close-up_72dpi_248kb.jpg
  8. LUMIFLON FEVE: https://lumiflonusa.com/
  9. Snøhetta: https://snohetta.com/
  10. DIALOG: https://www.dialogdesign.ca/
  11. www.alpolic-americas.com: https://www.alpolic-americas.com/?utm_source=construction-canada&utm_medium=news&utm_campaign=calgary

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