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Canal Dock Boathouse


The Project

The Canal Dock Boathouse is the centerpiece for waterfront sports and recreation on the Quinnipiac river in New Haven, Connecticut. It serves as the home for the Yale University crew teams and can host community events on a large outdoor dock or in indoor multipurpose rooms.
 
The Canal Dock Boathouse replaces the historic George Adee Memorial Boathouse, which was built in 1911. That building was razed in 2007 to make room for a new bridge across the Quinnipiac river. The new building honors the rich history of the old building by incorporating elements salvaged from the old boathouse, including the front entrance, a staircase and a fireplace.

Location:
New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Products:
Designwall 2000 Designwall 4000 KarrierPanel Barrier Wall System

Metal Panels Help Make a Building Budget Work

The Canal Dock Boathouse takes some of its design elements from the historic boathouse, while utilizing modern building materials, including Kingspan insulated metal panels. The design team originally considered terracotta for the exterior of the boathouse but found the cost to be extremely high, so they searched for alternatives.

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Architectural Advantages of Insulated Metal Panels

Buildings like the Canal Dock Boathouse are quickly dispelling any notion that insulated metal panels have their limits when it comes to architectural design. Kingspan’s BENCHMARK Designwall panels are perfect for custom designs, offering a variety of finishes and colors. Trimless ends, longitudinal and transverse bends, folded corners and hidden fasteners are just a few of the possibilities that can be incorporated into an aesthetic. And there’s no tradeoff when it comes to performance.

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Metal Panels Help Make a Building Budget Work

The Canal Dock Boathouse takes inspiration from the traditional design of the old historic boathouse, while utilizing modern, energy-efficient building materials, including Kingspan insulated metal panels. The design team originally considered terracotta for the exterior of the boathouse, but soon realized that insulated metal panels were the superior cost-effective option.

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