Ductal® Cladding Panel Solution for this vacant grocery store, near Chicago, transformed into a modern behavioral health services facility, the Rosecrance Ware Center: a terracotta finish!
The new 4,050-m2 building contains a spacious waiting area, offices, meeting rooms, a pharmacy and numerous examination rooms capable of serving about 5,500 clients per year.
For the facade, Saavedra Gehlausen Architects approved the Ductal® cladding solution offered by the precaster as an economical alternative to two options presented by other manufacturers. The external cladding, covering a total area of 280 m2, is comprised of approximately 200 precast Ductal® panels, each approximately 60 cm x 213 cm and just 1.27-cm thick - with an attractive terracotta finish, as required by the architects. The panels were installed by the precaster in November 2014, using a special hidden fastener system.