Product(s) in use
For the Club’s outdoor entryway, the CCY team used B+N Industries’ Fortina. Fortina—aluminum louvers and slats that are covered with a hyper-realistic, non-PVC finish—is indistinguishable in appearance from natural wood but comes with the durability of man-made materials. The team initially considered natural wood for the building’s exterior, but these did not meet roofing code requirements. Natural wood also requires a refinishing process and regular upkeep, while Fortina does not.
The product worked so well in the Club’s entrance that the architects seized the opportunity to incorporate it inside, as well. Generally, the architectural system is lighter weight, less costly, easier to install, and more consistent in terms of color and finish over time than real wood – offering a bevy of design perks. It also meets “green” building design standards and shortens construction time given its variety of system-ready hardware.
Fortina set the stage for the club’s new identity