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  • CPMC Sutter Van Ness and Geary SmithGroup Architects

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    New Aluminum Clad Medical Center Embodies the Hospital of the Future

    Sutter Health California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) opened its Van Ness Campus Hospital in downtown San Francisco, California. The $2.1 billion hospital, which features aluminum curtain wall, was designed to be a new hub for Sutter CPMC services citywide. Based on a strategic master plan developed by design firm SmithGroup, the flagship hospital brings adult acute […]

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    Økern Façades Use Hydro’s 75% Post-Consumer Aluminum

    Økern Portal, a building project in Oslo, chose Hydro’s CIRCAL 75R aluminum for its façade. The innovative office and retail building is one of the largest development projects in Norway. Scheduled for completion in 2021, the aim for the building is to create a sustainable community that offers office space conveniently located near to restaurants […]

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    Recycled Aluminum Nespresso Pods Transform into a Bike

    Vélosophy, a Swedish bicycle and lifestyle start-up brand, teamed up with Nespresso to create Re:Cycle, a bike made from recycled aluminum Nespresso pods. Jimmy Östholm, founder and CEO of Vélosophy, has used recycled aluminum in his bicycles from the time the company started three years ago. People didn’t seem too interested in the fact that the bikes […]

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    Canned Water, a Fad or the Future? Pepsi Wants to Know.

    Pepsi in New Bern, North Carolina plans to market its water brand Aquafina in aluminum cans beginning in 2020. The company said that Aquafina in aluminum cans will be available in restaurants at the start of the new year, and they are working on a roll out for retail sales following shortly thereafter. “Tackling plastic waste […]

  • Xiqu Centre, Hong Kong

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    Curved Aluminum Facade Reflects the Cultural Heritage of the Xiqu Center

    The Xiqu Centre, a new Chinese opera house located in Hong Kong, features a stunning aluminum facade employing a Moongate traditional Chinese motif. The 320,000 sq ft (29,729 sq m) cultural complex, which was designed by Revery Architecture in collaboration with local firm Ronald Lu & Partners, acts as a gateway to the region’s Cultural District and […]

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    2019 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition Winners

    The ET Foundation announced the winners of the 2019 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition. More than 90 students from high schools and universities around the world submitted entries for the opportunity to receive a cash scholarship. The winning students were recognized for designs showcasing the versatility and advantages of aluminum extrusions. Bonnell Aluminum sponsored the cash scholarships that […]

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    Aluminum Showcases the Beauty of Furniture Design

    Consumers are demanding more sustainable products, a trend that extends to all industries. Aluminum provides a lightweight, high strength, and recyclable alternative to a variety of industries. This is true for the furniture industry, where aluminum is able to meet not only structural and sustainability requirements, but also stylish beauty as part of their aesthetic […]

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    Beyond Beer: Cocktails and Wine Find a New Home in Aluminum Cans

    For decades beer drinkers have enjoyed cold brews out of aluminum cans. Cans are inexpensive, lightweight, recyclable, and easy to fit in a cooler and bring to an outdoor event.  Today, beer consumption has declined among millennials, but the generation is drinking more wine and cocktails and they are more passionate about sustainability.  Premixed cocktails […]