Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is a 26,000-square-foot building, completed in January of 2014. Featuring custom-finished VMZINC QUARTZ-ZINC paneling, the new AEIVA building makes a striking visual statement while seamlessly integrating into its surrounding environment.
“In addition to their visual impact, QUARTZ-ZINC panels are extremely practical. Zinc is highly durable, fully recyclable and easily malleable. The use of zinc allowed Stout to strike a balance between environmental sensitivity and contemporary innovation in AEIVA’s design. Per Stout’s creative vision, the Abrams team applied a unique patina finish, organically produced, and created special for the AEIVA building. This distinctive artistic process will continue to age naturally and beautifully for years to come.” – Design and Build With Metal
VMZINC® is the international brand name of rolled zinc products manufactured and sold by the Building Products Unit of Umicore. VMZINC®, a leader in the French and Belgian markets and established in 15 countries worldwide, offers a wide range of roofing products and systems, façade cladding, rainwater systems and ornaments. With a large focus on customer satisfaction, VMZINC®’s products and services have become synonymous with high quality, innovation and environmentally sustainable design. As the first company to diversify its range of surface aspects, VMZINC® offers six unique shades of preweathered zinc, in addition to natural zinc. The company strongly identifies with the Umicore Group values of responsibility, performance and progress, and for more than 10 years, VMZINC® has been closely involved with Umicore initiatives to give its operations a sustainable development framework.
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