November 2017

Hancher, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Hancher

As the premier presenter of performing arts state- wide, the University of Iowa’s Hancher has been dubbed “the largest classroom on campus.” With sweeping horizontal forms that echo the nearby Iowa River, the building’s design draws from its natural surroundings. Forms cantilever at the south end of the building to create ribbon overhangs for the lobby and second-level terrace’s floor-to-ceiling glass walls, offering shaded sunlight during the day and views of the campus and river. “The shape of the building was very much influenced by the site and the river. We felt it needed to be a panoramic building with the main focus addressing the university at larg

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NCAA Headquarters Expansion, Indianapolis, IN

Terracotta Treasure

The NCAA Headquarters expansion by RATIO, features an ALPHATON terracotta rainscreen in a standard finish. The system allows air to circulate behind its panels, creating pressure equalization that prevents water from being drawn into the building. A vapor barrier on the outside face of the system’s back-up wall serves as a final deterrent against air and water penetration. The extruded double-leaf panels are available in 18 standard colors and glazings, and can be incorporated in horizontal or vertical support systems.

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