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Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care

Photo: Jeff Goldberg/Esto Photographics Inc./courtesy of Valspar Corp.

Photo: Jeff Goldberg/Esto Photographics Inc./courtesy of Valspar Corp.

Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects and FKP Architects designed Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care on The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's campus with curving curtainwall systems finished with Valspar Corp.'s Fluropon coating systems in nine colors. Texas Finishing Co. painted the aluminum framing in Valspar's 70 percent PVDF resin-based Fluropon coatings in Carnival (orange), CH Blue, Cochinea (red), Yellow, Greenbelt and Poetic Purple. Texas Finishing painted the remainder of the exterior metal framing components in Fluropon Special Silver Pearl with a four-coat system; interior metal framing components were coated in Silver Pearl Classic II with a three-coat system. Additionally, shadowbox panels were coated in Wrought Iron.

Jeff Alexander is vice president of sales for Valspar's global coil and extrusion businesses. "Using brightly colored Fluropon coatings, a horizontal accent band smoothly blends the complex connection between curtainwall and soffits," Alexander says. "The colors change at each floor, alternating between orange, blue, red, yellow, green and purple. The primary colors match the child-friendly atmosphere further expressed with the handprints in the glass' frit pattern."

Enclos Corp. installed five types of Baker Metal Products Inc.'s unitized curtainwall systems. The curtainwalls were fabricated with 4,219 shop-assembled and shop-glazed units. Segmented radius layouts were incorporated in the 151,000 square feet of custom curtainwalls.

The 12-story, 700,000-square-foot health care facility is designed for LEED Silver certification. It serves more than 200,000 patients per year. The exterior, first through fifth levels and garage were completed in 2015. Levels six and seven are planned for completion in 2017.

Design architect: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, New Haven, Conn.
Architect of record: FKP Architects, Houston
General contractor: Turner Construction Co., Philadelphia
Coatings applicator: Texas Finishing Co., Carrollton, Texas
Installer: Enclos Corp., Eagan, Minn.
Coatings: Valspar Corp., Minneapolis,
Curtainwalls: Baker Metal Products Inc., Dallas,