Maple Grove Public Works Facility with Dri-Design Panels and Linetec Anodize

DRI-DESIGN panels, with Linetec anodize, selected for new public works facilityMaple_Grove_5_large because of its proximity to a residential area. The architectural design of the new Maple Grove (MN) Public Works Facility includes a façade that complements the surrounding neighborhood. Key to the building’s pleasing exterior are 12,000 sq. ft. of black anodize DRI-DESIGN rainscreen metal wall panels. They were formed from .080″-thick aluminum with Linetec’s black anodized finish.

The new facility is situated on a 40-acre lot that allows for consolidation of a wide range of public works functions. With longevity and minimal environmental impact in mind, the facility was designed to be durable while incorporating operational efficiencies. The DRI-DESIGN Wall Panel System met those durability needs, and is an affordable dry joint, pressure-equalized rainscreen system.

Design for the project was provided by Oertel Architects, St. Paul. MN. “We chose the DRI-DESIGN system right away because of our success with it on several other projects,” said Andrew Cooper, project and design architect. “And we really liked the wayMaple_Grove_2_large the Black Anodize creates a marbling effect.  Every panel has a different tone of black that offers nice character and complexity to the finish.”

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