The Architect’s Newspaper | Printed metal panels clad new healthcare facility in Minneapolis
The Architect’s Newspaper featured Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) in it’s February 2018 issue. The facade features 3 finishes in 2mm aluminum by Pure + FreeForm, Autumn Rust Dark, Autumn Rust Medium, Autumn Rust Light.
The project is unique in its usage of color field patterning. In contrast to subtle changes in pattern, “color field” patterning, strong color variation between panels, is a powerful way to convey design. Because this responds more to color, a resin that allows for saturated pigments is important. Typical PVDF resins are limited in color and intensity, therefore opting for FEVE LUMIFLON® is a great way to ensure the color is not flat. This project also benefits from a large-scale design, creating a sense of optical texture on the surface.