LOCATION: Anchorage, AK
CATEGORY: Education/Art

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ARCHITECT OF DESIGN:
David Chipperfield Architects Ltd.
London, UK

 

ARCHITECT OF RECORD:
Kumin Associates, Inc.
Anchorage, AK

 

GENERAL CONTRACTOR:
Alcan General, Inc.
Anchorage, AK

 

PARTNER:
Commercial Contractors, Inc.
Anchorage, AK

 

AWS was contracted to design, engineer, fabricate, assemble and glaze the 52,694 square foot unitized curtain wall for this LEED certified museum expansion project.

 

An interesting feature of the building envelope is the 21 foot long insulated glass units with vertical mirrored frit lines. The mirrored frit is on the number two surface of the outboard lite of glass and creates a silver reflective appearance from the exterior and a matte gray appearance from the interior.

 

Also featured is an integrated fin tube heating system between the outboard insulated glass units and the interior glazed sull sash to control condensation under extreme weather conditions.

 

Note:
All glass lites are low iron.

 

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