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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.

About Dri-Design

DriDesign_logo_020511Dri-Design was founded in 1995 to "solve significant problems with traditional metal panel systems—delamination, staining because of the effects of weather on joints and gaskets, a lack of color and texture options, the rising cost of production and inefficient installation practices." Panels of the Dri-Design® Wall Panel System can be installed over commercial-grade Tyvek onto plywood, or they can be used with outboard insulation pressure-equalized rainscreen systems. The 100% recyclable panels can be manufactured from a variety of materials, including zinc, copper, stainless steel, and painted and anodized aluminum. Panels are available in any fluoropolymer paint color and are sized and detailed to meet the specific requirements of each project. Unique profiles include: Shadow, Tapered, Perforated, Embossed, Textured, Imaging Technology and Inspire. These options create angles, textures, depth, images and performance that cannot be matched. The Dri-Design® Wall Panel System is Dade County and AAMA 508-07 approved.

To learn more about the company's products, visit www.dri-design.com.

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