Maclennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects and GWWO Inc. designed a 30,000-square-foot addition for the Ralph S. O’Connor Center for Recreation and Well-being at Johns Hopkins University with a metal-clad, angled canopy overhang.
Metal panels wrap three sides of the addition. Above the canopy, a gradual wave of protruding gray and black fin panels surrounds windows.
Brandon Carpenter, project manager at East Coast Metal Systems Inc., says, “The fins are a perspective feature that serves as the main focal point of the modernized addition.”
East Coast Metal Systems Inc. fabricated, and Kalkreuth Roofing and Sheet Metal Inc. installed, Mitsubishi Chemical America–ALPOLIC Division’s ALPOLIC MCM with East Coast Metal Systems’ EC-200 dry-joint MCM rainscreen attachment system. The 4-mm-thick MCM with a fire-resistive (FR) core has Quartz Zinc and Anthra Black Zinc finishes.
Metal composite material (MCM) panels with zinc finishes were specified for modern aesthetics, weathered appearance, durability and longevity.
“It was picked for the addition to stand out, but to mesh with the existing aesthetic of the campus,” Carpenter says.