Brooklyn Yard Wrapped with Kalzip
Brooklyn Yard with its sleek finish reflects the purpose of a 24-hour fitness
center. The powerful, durable look is a steel framed structure of glass and
steel with a band of bronze-colored metal panels woven horizontally around its
The Rommel Architectural Partnership LLP, designed a series of vertical
projecting frames to create the structure’s strong architectural attraction.
They are made from Kalzip 65/305 material in .040 aluminum with a 6-8-inch
The perforated panels also provide 24-hour light screening for the building.
During the day the Dark Bronze and Polar White colored panels act as a sunshade
to filter the sunlight streaming into the gym. At night the screens reduce the
amount of light emitting from the building.
According to Gary Rommel, AIA partner in charge of the project, this was the
first time the firm has used Kalzip. “Our initial idea was to use locally
fabricated perforated sheet metal panels on the exterior screens; however, we
found that custom fabrication was cost prohibitive. We had been interested in
Kalzip since we heard of it, so we contacted the rep and found that Kalzip met
the constraints of the budget. The product also provided a higher level of
detail with the rounded standing rib profile, reduced the number of members in
the steel backup frame because of the increased span capability, and reduced the
potential for future rusting because it is made of aluminum,” he said.
The project used about 7,800 square feet of Kalzip perforated panels and the
installer was Pioneer Sheet Metal of Portland. Kalzip is a leading developer of
tailored metal solutions for the building envelope. It specializes in the
international manufacture and supply of standing seam roofing, wall cladding
solutions, PV systems, and foldable options for more traditional roofs and
facades. For more information about Kalzip products, visit
www.kalzip.com or call 219-879-2793.