Alcoa Reynobond: Design Driver on Award-Winning Buildings

  Alcoa Reynobond: Design Driver on Award-Winning Buildings

Creative use of aluminum cladding material earns MCA Chairman's Awards

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- October 30, 2012

Alcoa (NYSE:AA)  Reynobond^® composite materials played a key role in the
design of two award-winning projects honored with the 2012 Chairman’s Awards
from the Metal Construction Association (MCA).

The Student Center at Monterrey Technical University honored for the Metal
Construction Association' ...

The Student Center at Monterrey Technical University honored for the Metal
Construction Association's Chairman's Award in the Education, Colleges and
Universities category. This is a geometrically interesting building, with the
containers making up 80 percent of the student center and Alcoa's Reynobond
ACM complimenting the structures' entry plaza in a variety of forms and
shapes. Photo courtesy of Grupo ARKHOS architectural firm of Juarez and Mexico
City, Mexico. (Photo: Business Wire)

The awards honor innovation and creativity while showcasing how metal products
help achieve exceptional building designs. Reynobond materials can be folded,
roll-formed, routed or punched to achieve small-radius curves, reverse curves,
angles and other shapes, providing architects with the ability to create
dramatic designs that cannot be fabricated with traditional building

The two winning projects for the Alcoa Architectural Products business are:

  *The Chairman’s Award for Overall Excellence: Chihuahua’s Businessmen
    Foundation (FECHAC) Regional Office in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico.
    Four 40-foot-high aluminum pillars on the façade are clad in tessellated
    Reynobond ACM. With folded panels to create triangular planes and depth,
    the surface changes in intensity and color as daylight hits from different
    angles throughout the day.
  *The Chairman’s Award in the category of Education, Colleges and
    Universities: Student Center at Monterrey Technical University in Ciudad
    Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. Reynobond ACM frames the cover of the entry
    plaza to the student center in a variety of forms and colors. Reynobond
    ACM contains a high percentage of recycled content, and is ideal for
    projects such as this that are designed in accordance with the U.S. Green
    Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED^®*)
    green building principles and standards.

Architectural firm Grupo ARKHOS of Juarez and Mexico City, Mexico, designed
the FECHAC building honored with the Chairman’s Award for Overall Excellence.

“The architects’ creative use of metal in these two projects exemplifies the
spirit of the Chairman’s Awards,” said George Rosado, Commercial Director for
Alcoa Architectural Products. “Grupo ARKHOS developed an entirely new and
unique way to use and install Reynobond panels on the façade of the FECHAC
building. Rather than cutting the panels to size, they used crisp folds to
tessellate the panels in triangular planes, creating depth and dimension that
change in color as sunlight moves throughout the day. The result is absolutely

The Chairman’s Awards are an annual designation given to outstanding building
projects involving MCA member companies. Both projects also took top awards in
Metal Architecture magazine’s annual Design Awards Program.

*LEED is a registered trademark of the U.S. Green Building Council.

About Alcoa Architectural Products
As the leading manufacturer of exterior and interior cladding and corporate
identity solutions for commercial construction, Alcoa Architectural Products
(AAP) helps architects, designers, specifiers and installers achieve their
design visions and groundbreaking ideas through its range of Reynobond^® |
Reynolux^® products. In addition to classic Reynobond ACM, Reynobond Natural
Metals and Reynoluxpanels and flat sheet, this comprehensive array of
products includes the revolutionary EcoClean™finish, ReynobondFace Fastened
Solution and Colorweld^®500 finish as well as innovative materials such as
the Reynobond Design Line, Anodized Reynobond andReynobond with KEVLAR^®.
Alcoa Architectural Products is a business unit of Alcoa, the world’s leading
producer of primary and fabricated aluminum as well as the world’s largest
miner of bauxite and refiner of alumina. For more information, visit

About Alcoa
Alcoa is the world’s leading producer of primary aluminum and fabricated
aluminum, as well as the world’s largest miner of bauxite and refiner of
alumina. In addition to inventing the modern-day aluminum industry, Alcoa
innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace, automotive,
packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, consumer
electronics, and industrial markets over the past 120 years. Among the
solutions Alcoa markets are flat-rolled products, hard alloy extrusions, and
forgings, as well as Alcoa® wheels, fastening systems, precision and
investment castings, and building systems in addition to its expertise in
other light metals such as titanium and nickel-based superalloys.
Sustainability is an integral part of Alcoa’s operating practices and the
product design and engineering it provides to customers. Alcoa has been a
member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for 11 consecutive years and
approximately 75 percent of all of the aluminum ever produced since 1888 is
still in active use today. Alcoa employs approximately 61,000 people in 31
countries across the world. More information can be found at

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