Designed to achieve LEED Gold certification, Marine Gateway features more than 200,000 square feet of recyclable 4mm ALUCOBOND® Plus aluminum composite material (ACM) by 3A Composites USA installed as both exterior building cladding and storefront shoppers and as interior wall accents and trim. Recyclable ALUCOBOND® – which is manufactured with both post-manufacturing and post-consumer content – contributes LEED credits to building projects.
ALUCOBOND® PLUS colors selected for the development include: 95,000 square feet of Bone White, 41,000 square of Steel City Silver, 15,000 square feet of Anodic Clear Mica, 6,000 square feet of Custom Ridgedale Silver, 4,000 square feet of Custom Yellow Flash, 3,200 square feet of Red Fire, 2,400 square feet of Custom Mustard Yellow, 1,600 square feet of Custom French Burgundy, 780 square feet of CIBC Red, 255 square feet of Montreal Blue, and 250 square feet of Focus Black.
Additionally, four custom shades of green ALUCOBOND® PLUS in the Spectra color finishing system were selected as part of a unique cladding design – in combination with ALUCOBOND® PLUS in the Bone White, Clear Anodic Mica and Steel City Silver colors – for the two Marine Gateway residential towers. The custom colors include 10,000 square feet each of ALUCOBOND® Spectra Lime Zest, Spectra Mossy Forest, Spectra Rainforest and Spectra Springtime.
“We wanted to ensure the public realm and architectural elements were well-designed and visually interesting, with a variety of materials, textures and color,” said Grant. “In particular, the distinct use of color on the high-profile residential towers, the retail High Street and within the residential lobbies has created a colorful, dynamic and identifiable ‘Marine Gateway’ look that is warm and inviting.” Marine Gateway’s “modernist” architectural design incorporates a variety of materials, according to Ryan Bragg, Architect AIBC, MAA, MRAIC, LEED AP BD+C, principal, Perkins+Will Canada.