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UWO Student Sports & Recreation Centre

Location The University of Western Ontario

Architect Diamond + Schmitt Architects Inc.

Product 1.5mm Zinc

The quartz-coloured zinc cassette panels incorporate an overlap/underlap attachment system with exposed stainless steel fasteners. The design maintains the building's existing aesthetic appeal, while also incorporating required ventilation and weep holes to prevent corrosion of the zinc cladding. This was accomplished by hiding the perforations for ventilation on the back side of a double bent return. The zinc at the entrance and main staircase creates a natural look and complements other building features, including the metallic bright silver ACM cornice panels that were also installed by Ontario Panelization.