Recyclable and Versatile Alcoa Reynobond Aluminum Composite Material Helps Create Dramatic Design of Seidman Cancer Center

July 25, 2012

NORCROSS, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alcoa's (NYSE:AA) Reynobond® Aluminum Composite Material (ACM) was used to achieve the dramatic sloping façade of the award-winning Seidman Cancer Center in Cleveland, Ohio. The Center is one of only 12 freestanding cancer hospitals in the nation designated by the National Cancer Institute as a Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Designed by St. Louis-based architectural firm Cannon Design, the 375,000 square-foot, 10-story hospital features 59,000 square feet of Reynobond Natural Brushed ACM on the exterior and interior building fascia, soffits and parapet panels.

The narrow site allocated for the hospital virtually dictated that the hospital take on the form of a thick rectangular box. To incorporate large lobbies and treatment areas on the lower floors, the architects flared the west façade outward at the base – creating a big convex curve like the ramp of a very wide ski jump. In addition to protecting the building envelope, the Reynobond panels were the only natural metal composite material on the market with the required 62” material width needed for fabrication of the “Ski Jump” façade.

The Center was designed according to the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®*) green building principles, and is registered for certification.

The $260 million Seidman Cancer Center has received the American Architecture Award from the Chicago Athenaeum, Museum of Architecture and Design as well as the Award of Excellence in the Large Project – New Construction Category from The Cleveland Engineering Society.

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