Posted on 10/30/2012.
The Port Pavilion project features new colors and applications on a traditional structure. The 52,000-square-foot structure adds a passenger facility plus space for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection services to the existing pier. Sustainability was a driving force on the project, which is expected to receive the USGBC's LEED Silver certification. Metal was selected for its light weight, forgiving nature to seismic movement, timesaving installation, recycled content, recyclability and low maintenance. The striking visual appearance is achieved with color-shifting coatings from PPG Industries on the metal wall panels, supplied by Morin, a Kingspan Group company. The wall and roof coatings also meet cool roof requirements.
According to the MCA judges, the project was chosen because of the use of conventional materials in a very creative way to create a modern looking building originating from a 90-year-old pier.
Architect: Bermello Ajamil & Partners Inc., Miami, Fla.
General contractor: Jaynes Corp., Albuquerque, N.M.
Sheet metal installer: Challenger Sheet Metal Inc., San Diego
Metal manufacturer: Morin, A Kingspan Group Company, Deland, Fla., www.kingspanpanels.us
Coatings: PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, www.ppg.com