Aluminium facades are part of many famous structures around the world that make them a useful part of each building. The flexibility and durability given by these facades provide ample options for architects and constructors. A building can adopt different designs and shapes through these facades. Benefits vary, ranging from durability from buildings to their beauty. In the following, there are some chosen famous structures that incorporate aluminium facade into the design.
Seattle’s New Angle Lake Transit Station:
Architects have completed the construction of the new Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza. It is situated at the Seattle Tacoma International Airport. The use of aluminium elements and ruled surface geometry has helped make this structure happen. The complex covers the areas of seven acres, and it is made of the concrete structure. However, its façade is made of aluminium that consists of more than 7,500 blue anodised aluminium panels. The building is attractive, and the use of the façade has made it worthy of visiting. It is one of the newly constructed and popular large structures having an aluminium façade.
National Academy of Arts in Bergen:
Another famous structure with aluminium facades is the National Academy of Arts in Bergen, Norway. The building is so beautiful that it looked like a puzzle. It is all due to aluminium facades wrapped around the outer surface of the building. Architects have used aluminium elements in raw forms to build and finish this building. They have considered environmental concerns, as well as the building; can bear the rainy climate of the locality where it stands. It is worth knowing that the west coast of Norway has a high precipitation rate across the country.
Commerzbank Tower, Frankfurt, Germany:
Commerzbank Tower is one of the tallest buildings in Europe, and it has an aluminium façade. As it is one of the tallest buildings in Europe, it is famous around the globe. The use of aluminium has made the building unique because architects and constructors have made the use of aluminium beautifully.
The Wave, Almere, Holland:
The wave structure is a wave when a person sees in its design. It is all due to the use of aluminium in its design. The building is famous and is helpful for architects to know how it can be used in modern design. The structure has taken a wave-like shape with curved wall(s) and aluminium front. Bricks and concrete structures might not get such shape. This building has used aluminium within the building and as a façade as well.
Farnborough Airport, UK:
Farnborough Airport may not be much with Heathrow, Manchester, or Birmingham, but it is superior in terms of design. It is all due to the use of aluminium as raw material and façade at this airport. The flexibility of aluminium is extraordinary, and it has given this building innovative design as well. It also has provided a cheap and cost-effective solution for the building because aluminium is cheaper than other forms of raw material.
The above noted famous structures with aluminium facades show one reality. These structures are innovative and flexible because they allow architects and constructor ample options to apply to the process. Secondly, they have enabled them to get the unique shape of buildings. It is due to the aluminium façades. Elements of aluminium provide added glory to these buildings, and the good thing is that they exist in every corner of the world. The use of concrete has been there for long in the construction industry, but it has its limitations. Aluminium does not only add beauty, but it is also long-lasting. Therefore, it offers cheaper solutions for constructors.