APS puts the spotlight on the Education Sector
This month we’re putting the focus on the Education Sector at Architectural Panel Solutions, with these three impressive Petrarch projects.
When it comes to searching cladding systems and cladding solutions for education sector projects, the criteria is quite rightly, increasingly stringent, featuring an important ticklish which goes above and beyond the aesthetic.
Though price is clearly a point in question, its the intrinsic qualities of the rainscreen and cladding framing system which are crucial, primarily: fire resistance, durability, weather and graffiti resistance. A ticklist which of course #petrarch delivers on with flying colours.
We’re thrilled to showcase this award-winning education sector project. In collaboration with architects Scott Brownrigg and Abderdeen Society of Architects Stoneywood illustrates how our engineered stone facade, Petrarch provides a contemporary contrast against traditional materials.
‘A new state-of-the-art school providing a modern, congenial, healthy, learning and working environment for the primary and pre-school community.’
Crowned winner of not one, yet two, esteemed awards from the Aberdeen Society of Architects, Stoneywood School is a beacon of design excellence. Securing both Public Building of the Year and Innovative Use of Timber – The Wood for Good Award, it is a shining example of sustainable modern architecture in action.
Technology & Innovation Centre
An iconic education building demands a product of excellence. A challenging brief lay behind the creation of this impressive Technology and Innovation Centre. The aim was to create a showcase centre to facilitate change in the ways the university and engage. So naturally they turned to a cladding solution which had stand-out aesthetic appeal and superior resistance –
Petrarch our UK manufactured engineered stone facade. Designed and delivered to the most exacting standards, the centre achieved BREEAM excellence in collaboration with BDP architects, and Lend Lease contractors.
“UCONN is a top-ranked public research institution with campuses across Connecticut. Its mission is to embrace diversity and cultivate leadership, integrity and engaged citizenship in students, faculty, staff and alumni. In order to bring this vision to life and to channel the spirit of innovation, UCONN selected JCJ Architecture and Moody Nolan to design its new Student Recreation Centre, and in turn, our beautiful engineered stone cladding.”
Pete Brough, Joint Managing Director