Monroe Pointe Condominiums
The new Monroe Pointe condominiums in Denver’s upscale Cherry Creek area utilize 14,000 sq. ft. of .050"-thick aluminum Dri-Design panels finished in Silver Metallic. Dri-Design is an affordable dry joint, pressure-equalized rainscreen system.
The six-story, 69-unit luxury development offers great views of the mountains as well as the downtown Denver skyline. Condo units range in size from 895 sq. ft. to 5,380 sq. ft. for a penthouse. The designer of the $64 million project was Davis Partnership Architects, Denver.
Unlike many urban sites that require a contextual approach, the open Monroe Pointe site allowed an iconic approach to design that could be more free form. The objectives called for a contemporary building that felt rooted in Colorado. Colorado sandstone, quarried only 30 miles from the site, was a natural cladding choice to provide a sense of quality and permanence. To contrast the sandstone, the design team selected Dri-Design panels as a lighter material—both functionally and visually—and to provide the contemporary look.
The Dri-Design panels were installed by Colony Metals, Inc., Commerce City, CO. The general contractor on the project was Swinerton Builders, Arvada, CO.
Dri-Design panels can be made from a variety of materials including painted aluminum, zinc, copper and stainless steel and are 100% recyclable. Panels are available in any Kynar color in both standard and custom sizes.
Founded in Holland, Michigan in 1995, Dri-Design's signature product is an economically priced, 100% recyclable, pressure-equalized dry-joint rainscreen metal wall system that utilizes panels manufactured from PDVF-finished aluminum, anodized aluminum, zinc, copper, stainless steel, embossed stainless steel or titanium. Panels are offered in standard module sizes but can be produced in custom dimensions as well. Variations of the standard systems include the company’s Tapered and Shadow systems. Dri-Design also offers a revolutionary imaging technology which sculpts three-dimensional pixels into Dri-Design panels to reflect light and form images. The process can be used to create everything from hanging artwork to building-sized exterior murals. To learn more about the company's products, visit www.dri-design.com.