May 13, 2020
A modern marvel, the Calgary Central Library 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 metal composite materials (MCM) finished in various shades of custom white. The MCM was fabricated by Flynn and installed by Ferguson 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.
The metallic, pearlescent, and shimmer-like LUMIFLON FEVE-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 and Canadian-based firm DIALOG. 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.
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