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Cedar Rapids Public Library Cedar Rapids, Iowa

The Cedar Rapids Public Library consists of many unique design features such as the entry area utilizing Series 72 panels in varying depths to create depth and space for illuminated panels. Red accent fins were fabricated and installed along with white ACM trim panels, to accent the gray Series 72 panels. Swiss Pearl fiber cement panels were manufactured and installed on the long side and front portions of the façade. MDSI ColumnMax™ Column Covers in white ACM compliment the façade. The project also features a red ACM drum on the roof, and a skywalk element clad in ACM to match. The overall project features 43,000 sq. ft. of MDSI wall cladding with a total of 2,600 panels.

Metal Architecture featured this project on the cover of their June edition. An article about the work MDSI contributed can be found here.

Also read the Project Report by Alcoa discussing the layered panels which give the Cedar Rapids Public Library a unique look.


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