Shading Meets Biophilia

March 25, 2019

Combining shading with biophilic design, the new Asplundh Cancer Pavilion in the suburbs of Philadelphia features a large overhang finished in a hazelnut brown, textured wood grain color at the outpatient facility’s entrance. The large, vertical aluminum sun shade fins and 8-in. to 12-in.-deep horizontal curtainwall cover plates were manufactured by Kawneer and the architectural aluminum components were finished by Linetec. The faux wood finish delivers the warmth of wood without the associated maintenance. The building also features two- and four-sided structural glazed curtainwall.