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The cinema marquee at the Regal Cinema in Crocker Park, OH, shines with its neon and lighted signage reflecting off its tasteful, sophisticated terraced tower of Alucobond® composite metal panels.
The marquee was designed to be "reminiscent of the Art Deco style of the 1920s and '30s," according to Paul Deutsch, AIA, Principal of Bialosky + Partners Architects of Cleveland, Ohio. The marquee draws attention, and movie fans, to the cinema as a diverse mix of other materials -- including stucco, GRC (glass fiber reinforced cement), brick, and glass - add to the building's visual interest. Retail storefronts in Crocker Park are designed to the needs of each tenant, while the overall design aesthetic results in "an exciting urban street level experience."
As the architectural firm for the development itself, Bialosky + Partners further describes the project: "Crocker Park is a major mixed use development dedicated to the principles of new urbanism. It is located in a suburban setting on a 75-acre site. The project objectives were to create a new city center, oriented around a main street, in a highly urban setting. The project incorporates ground floor retail and commercial in a main-street environment with upper-story residential and office space. This development encompasses 1.75 million sq. ft. and includes over 600 residential units."
Approximately 3,000 sq. ft. of Alucobond Material, 4mm thickness, was utilized by the metal panel fabricator, Royalton Architectural Fabrication Inc. of North Royalton, OH, as part of the Royaltech 3000 dry joint - rain screen system. The Alucobond Material features a Kynar 3-coat Silver Metallic finish. Material was installed by Carroll Glass & Maintenance Co., Cleveland, OH.
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