Edition 1/2011 

  • Reynobond® ColorLab
  • Hotel Kameha Grand
  • New DESIGN-Line

Online Tool for Aluminium Fans

This tool for architects and planners is innovative in the truest sense of the word. This is because, with its online configurator, Alcoa Architectural Products is offering a special kind of service for 3D building planning and design. The Reynobond® ColorLab at www.excellence-in-innovation.eu now has 79 original Reynobond® aluminium surfaces ready for viewing in large format, on a 3D model or as a download for the designer’s own CAD software.

Architects and planners need only go online to view the wide range of modern façade solutions that can be created with Reynobond® aluminium composite panels – all represented on a 3D model of photographic quality that can be rotated through all axes. And all the effects they generate under the incidence of light are there to be seen as well!

But Reynobond® ColorLab also has another feature to recommend it, an additional benefit hitherto unique throughout the industry: there are currently 79 Reynobond® surfaces that can be downloaded free of charge as image files or plug-ins for ArchiCAD, Allplan and AutoCAD software.

But that’s not all – far from it! Because of the rapid progress in 3D technology, Alcoa Architectural Products will help accelerate further development and use of 3D applications. The aim is not just to develop surfaces in every imaginable version, but also to ensure that they can be experienced and made available for use.

Futuristic “breadbin” with 5 stars

Like a magnet, the Kameha Grand luxury hotel has been drawing guests, visitors and interested onlookers to Bonn for more than a year now. With its silver-gleaming aluminium-glass façade and its ambitious curved geometry, it is reminiscent at first glance of some futuristic breadbin. But you very quickly realise that the geometry has a definite function, as it affords from every angle an optimal view of the Rhine landscape, thus achieving absolute harmony with its surroundings.

The fact that the award-winning Life & Style hotel, with its 254 unusually designed rooms, still looks elegant and dynamic in spite of its great density and expanse is due to the combination of transparent glass and lightweight roof skin made of Reynobond® aluminium composite panels in Anodic Silver Metallic.

In acknowledgement of the sensitive way in which it has been integrated in its surroundings, its use of innovative technology, the high level of user comfort and its sustainable and climate-efficient building utilisation, the Kameha Grand has already won two architectural honours: the International Property Award and the MIPIM Award.

Dedicated website for new DESIGN Collection

Better than the original! The new DESIGN Collection from Reynobond® Architecture combines the current trend towards natural surfaces with the advantages of aluminium cladding. So, for example, in “Wood Design”, the 20 different wood surfaces exhibit the textures and warm glow of real wood, but will not lose their colour, become disfigured by weathering or distorted in shape.

The “Natural Finish” range with its 21 surfaces also offers an ideal combination of nature and technology. The range includes granite, various mineral colour shades, as well as warm sandstone and modern zinc and copper finishes. With the same textures as their originals, these surfaces impress by their natural look and effects under light.

To see for yourself the wealth of potential on offer here, you need go no further than www.Reynobond-DESIGN-Collection.eu, a site devoted specifically to the DESIGN Collection. And if the full-screen scrolling format is not enough, you can also order the matching colour cards there and then.