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The owners of Neighbors Emergency Center in Houston wanted an exterior with a contemporary feel for patients visiting for treatment.

The owners of Neighbors Emergency Center in Houston wanted an exterior with a contemporary feel for patients visiting for treatment. Additionally, they wanted an exterior that was economical and durable enough to withstand heavy traffic and the elements. Completed in December 2013, the project features approximately 2,400 square feet of Umicore Building Products USA Inc.'s VMZinc Interlocking panels in 1-mm QUARTZ-ZINC on its façade. Neighbors Emergency Center features private treatment rooms with high-definition televisions, waiting areas, pediatric treatment rooms and other amenities intended to make the emergency room experience as stress free as possible.

Architect: M Architects, Houston

Metal wall panels: Umicore Building Products USA Inc., Raleigh, N.C., www.vmzinc-us.com