Aluminum has been used in construction for roughly a century, but was ushered into the modern age of building when it was extensively used to construct the Empire State Building in New York City. Now, Novelis aluminum panels and pre-painted aluminum products – such as our new Coloris™ product in Asia – provide architects with a material that can turn buildings into works of art. Here are some recent highlights of Novelis aluminum being used to make structures standout.
Zhuhai Yanlord Riverside Centre – China
The Zhuhai Yanlord Riverside Centre in Zhuhai, China, will consist of five skyscrapers, whose facades will all be cladded with Novelis aluminum. In fact, 600 tons of FF3® pre-painted aluminum and 200 tons of coil anodized aluminum J73A® were used in the construction of the first skyscraper alone.
Alice Lane – South Africa
The Annex building of 15 Alice Lane in Sandton, South Africa, features more than 49,000 square feet of Novelis ff2® pre-painted aluminum. The building’s unique hole-punched façade creates a one-of-a-kind lighting effect, keeps the building cool during sunny days and provides a warm glow from the inside at night. The building was awarded a 4 Star Green Star by the Green Building Council of South Africa, recognizing the building as a best practice build.
TIC of Strathclyde – Scotland
Novelis aluminum was in the presence of royalty when Great Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, attended the opening of the University of Strathclyde’s new Technology and Innovation Centre (TIC) on July 3, 2015. Located in Glasgow, Scotland, the new $135 million Centre features innovation and technology inside and outside, with its façade made from Novelis J57S®. The building, shaped like a triangle, is covered in 32,000 sq. ft. of Novelis aluminum, making the façade technologically advanced — and beautiful.
Aluminum offers outstanding durability, corrosion and weather resistance, consistently high quality, and positive environmental impacts, including a 95 percent recycle rate at the end of a building’s life, according to a 2004 study by Delft University of Technology. All these factors are contributing to aluminum’s popularity with architects and designers.
The Port of Qingdao in China is one of the 10 largest ports in the world and in the coming year, the new, $800 million cruise port is set to host the largest cruise ship in the world, the Oasis of the Sea. With 90 metric tons of Coloris™ covering the new cruise terminal – which is expected to see more than 600,000 passengers annually – it is sure to become a recognized symbol of world travel.
See all of the structures on which Novelis aluminum shines at http://novelis.com/markets-we-serve/references/.