The Palace Casino Resort was among countless Biloxi, Mississippi businesses decimated when Hurricane Katrina struck that Gulf Coast city in 2005. But the killer storm was not the end of Biloxi and it wasn't the end of the Palace Casino either. The latter has since reoped bigger and better than ever. Used in the renovation and expansion were metal panels from CENTRIA, finished in architectural paint coatings from Valspar.
The Palace that visitors see today is the result of a $50 million expansion and renovation led by the Cuningham Group Architects. The group set out to not only rejuvenate the existing 46,000 square-foot property, but also construct a new 64,000 square-foot addition.
Keeping budget and the coastal location in mind, the architects enlisted CENTRIA to provide metal panels for the exterior of the building. Metal is a low-maintenance building material that is also extremely durable, a benefit not to be overlooked on the Gulf Coast. Adding to the durability and overall aesthetic, 18,664 square-feet of CENTRIA Formawall Dimension Series insulated metal paneling and 5,286 square-feet of Concept Series CS-660 single-skin panels were finished in Valspar’s flagship Fluropon® coating in Off White. Installed by F.L. Crane & Sons, the Fluropon-finished panels offer a clean and crisp look to the luxurious casino.
Valspar’s Fluropon coating is known for its resistance to ultraviolet rays and protection against heat and humidity, making it an ideal choice for the Palace Casino Resort. Providing an added layer of durability to the metal panels, Fluropon also protects against dirt and stains, and corrosive salt spray. The coating ensures the casino will be able to stand up to the many weather conditions that befall the Mississippi gulf coast while also maintaining a high-class luster. Once left ravaged by one of the most devastating hurricanes in memory, the Place Casino Resort now stands as a testament to coastal community’s resolve to overcome and rebuild.
The project's general contractor was Killian Construction Group; Springfield, MO.
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Photographs by Peter Malinowski