Alpolic Blends Old With New

16/05/2018, by ETG, in Alpolic | City | Exterior, 0 comments

The Dominion Public Building occupies a prominent site in the heart of downtown Moncton. The stone facade features horizontal massing and classical details to achieve a monumental effect. Two-storey high round windows also help create a greater impression of the buildings height than it’s true size.
That being said, the historic structure recently received a $6.3 million facelift, making it one of the largest projects in Moncton in 2017. Our entire team at ETG is honoured to have been a part of such an amazing project. We were able to help bring DFS Architects Montreal’s (the architects on the project) vision to life by combining the buildings historic architecture with modern material that would be sure to stand the test of time.

         

In order to achieve this goal, we suggested DFS Architects select Alpolic materials to Blend the historic architecture of the remodelled building with updated features that closely represent the rapid growth of downtown Moncton. Over the course of the project, 60,000 sq. ft. of silver and anodized Alpolic FR was installed by Springhill Construction. The Alpolic FR rain screen system was also chosen to replace an old EIFS System that failed over the years.

Built in the 1930’s, the Dominion Public Building is truly a piece of Canadian history. Its impressive architectural contribution to the streetscape serves as a bridge between the 19th century commercial blocks of Main Street and the newer strip developments that are popping up. It was a pleasure to work on this incredible project and we are proud to share its story.

A special congratulations to DFS Architects Montreal, Vicwest Building Products, Paneltech, and Springhill Construction on your contributions and the success of the Dominion Public Building.

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