With a laundry list of amenities and 21 unique floor plans to choose from, the new 36 Park luxury apartment community in St. Louis Park, MN, is bound to attract a lot of interest from prospective tenants. Helping guarantee their first impression of the building is a good one, HOK incorporated Bright Silver-finished Omega-Lite ACM panels from Laminators Inc. on the exterior.
Located just minutes from downtown Minneapolis, 36 Park features a mix of spacious one- and two-bedroom apartment homes. The units have large kitchens, with granite counter tops and islands; roomy bathrooms; media wall; walk-in closets and a terrace/balcony. The pet-friendly, smoke-free apartment community also includes a 24-hour WiFi café and business center, bowling green and rooftop terrace with grilling areas, 24-hour fitness studio, dry cleaning services, heated bike and underground parking areas, pet washing station and more. It offers easy access to shopping, dining and many of St. Louis Park’s hidden treasures like parks and lakes.
HOK's St. Louis, MO office designed the project while General Contractor, Stevens Construction Corporation in Madison, WI, managed the project from start to finish.
HOK’s imagery for the exterior took flight when Division V Sheet Metal in St. Paul, MN installed over 27,000 sq. ft. of Laminators Inc. Omega-Lite ACM panels using their 1-Piece, Tight-Fit installation system. The Bright Silver panels, distributed by Exterior Wall Systems in North Branch, MN, brought the building to life.
Omega-Lite ACM panels offer a highly decorative, strong, and durable surface finish for exterior wall surfaces. Composed of a polypropylene, corrugated core between two finished aluminum sheets, these panels are non-absorbent, water-resistant and easy to maintain.
Laminators' 1-Piece, Tight-Fit Installation system made panel installation easy using their durable 1-piece moldings— both "H" and "Reveal H" moldings are available providing two different design options for the panel joints. A traditional, yet high-tech appearance was obtained at an affordable cost for all involved.
Omega-Lite installed with the 1-Piece, Tight-Fit system guaranteed 36 Park a class A fire rating as well as met NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) 285, Miami-Dade County Product Control and Florida Product Approval requirements. Laminators Inc. manufactures high quality ACM panels that meet these stringent performance levels and provide design professionals and building owners the confidence that their cladding will withstand the most extreme conditions. With all of its amenities and its high-class exterior, winter or summer will be great seasons for all 36 Park residents.