For the institutional category, Kingspan was awarded the Chairman’s Award for the Driver’s Club project in Redmond, Washington.
Drivers Club is a community of people who share a passion for high-performance cars. The facility needed to be a secure place for rare and exotic vehicles but also open and inviting for everything from informal gatherings to special events.
The design solution employs irregular, graphic patterning intended to evoke the experience of speeding past a fence or a guardrail. This design motif is most obvious at the large scale, with overlay panels on the building’s metal skin, and continues through bands of mass-planting in the landscaping and human-scale elements such as walkway bollards and Corten steel pickets in the pedestrian zone.
“This facility is elegantly detailed. I really like the rhythm of the room as well as the interaction between cool metal and warm wood,” Bazelmans said.
Presented with the Chairman’s Award were MCA member companies Kingspan, Metal Sales Manufacturing Corp, and Sherwin-Williams. The pre-engineered buildings were clad in a combination of insulated metal panels from Kingspan and single-skin metal panels from Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation. The insulated Kingspan panels are the primary building envelope material. Kingspan used their own sealant and paint from Sherwin-Williams.
Drivers Club LLC, Redmond, WA
MCA Award Recipients:
Kingspan, Metal Sales Manufacturing Corp., and Sherwin-Williams
TVA Architects, Inc., Portland, OR
Synergy Construction, Inc., Redmond, WA
Christian Columbres Photography
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