A Striking Design Solution for a Complex Structure
The West Village Park & District Energy Centre is both an efficient hot water heating energy plant and an attractive and inviting parkscape. The panels are deceptively simple-looking, appearing to be straight-forward panels with a half-inch reveal. In reality, they’re incredibly complex: because of the prismatic shape of the structure, there are no 90-degree corners or simple lines. Custom engineered panels “fan” at the top to meet the dimensions of the building, conforming to the structure rather than forcing the structure to contend with standardized panels.
Most projects use only one or two panel profiles—this project makes use of 30 unique profiles. The paint finish is also unique: it appears to be raw galvanized steel but it’s actually a PVDF finish with an anti-graffiti coating, providing the client with a durable design solution.
Keith Panel Systems Co.
architect / Designer
Francl Architecture Inc.
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