Armourcoat have provided a hand-finished, polished plaster finish to a new, ‘egg-shaped’ four-storey atrium at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington D.C.
The school reopened last year following a multi-million dollar renovation, with the interiors
features the gigantic oval-shaped structure, the Duke Ellington Theatre, as its focal point.
Inside the ‘egg’ is a full-sized 800 seat theatre, featuring an orchestra pit, catwalks
and high-performing acoustics.
Advanced BIM modelling and 3D laser scanning techniques were used to aid the intricate design
of the theatre, which upon construction, saw the outer shell finely hand-finished in Armourcoat
Piano keys were used as inspiration for the interior, which features crisp white wall finishes with black accents, paying homage to legendary musician and Washington D.C. born Edward Kennedy ‘Duke’ Ellington.
Chris Ambridge, Associate Principal at cg+s architects, commented on why Armourcoat was chosen for the project: “The decision was important since the theatre is the centrepiece at the heart of the school.
“We found a precedent in London of a similarly complex application and quickly became comfortable that Armourcoat was the right product for our project in terms of cost, schedule and aesthetics.
He said both the project team and client were delighted with the result, praising the ‘sophisticated’ and ‘durable’ finish and expressed his desire to have opportunities to use Armourcoat again in the future.
Armourcoat Surface Finishes,
Phone 01732 460668
Fax 01732 450930
Eco-Readymix has increased its vehicle fleet to keep up with high mortar demand by recently taking delivery of two of the country’s first Porsche designed Euro 6 Scantia XT’s.Posted in Articles, Bricks & Blocks, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Civil Engineering, Concrete, Cement, Admixtures, Floors, Hard Landscaping & Walkways, Landscaping, Posts, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency
Imperial Bricks will be launching new contemporary wirecut, linear handmade and sanded stock bricks at this year’s London Build show.Posted in Articles, Bricks & Blocks, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Continuing Professional Development (CPD's), Exhibitions and Conferences, Innovations & New Products, Posts, Walls
Through refining state of the art technology, Gilberts has played a vital role in helping bring a Grade II listed building into the 21st century.Posted in Air Conditioning, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Services, Case Studies, Drainage, Guttering, Soffits & Fascias, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation
HGP Architects Director Matthew Williams shares his views from a busy practice with a special focus on waterside regeneration.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Services, Posts, Retrofit & Renovation