The BENCHMARK panels used in the design of the Canal Dock Boathouse are Kingspan's selection of architectural panel systems. The systems come with a variety of panel profiles and accessories to ensure proper integration and project management.
|Location ||New Haven, Connecticut, USA |
The Canal Dock Boathouse is the centerpiece for waterfront sports and recreation on the Quinnipiac River in New Haven. It serves as the home for the Yale University crew teams and can host community events on a large outdoor dock or in its indoor multipurpose rooms.
The building replaces the historic George Adee Memorial Boathouse, built in 1911 that was razed in 2007 to make room for a new bridge across the Quinnipiac River. The boathouse honors the rich history of its predecessor by incorporating elements salvaged from the last boathouse, including the front entrance, a staircase and a fireplace.
Architectural Advantages of Insulated Metal Panels
Buildings such as the Canal Dock Boathouse quickly dispel any notion that insulated metal panels have limits when it comes to architectural design. Kingspan’s BENCHMARK Designwall panels are perfect for custom designs, offering a variety of finishes and colors. Trimless ends, longitudinal and transverse bends, folded corners and hidden fasteners are just a few of the possibilities that can be incorporated into an aesthetic - and there’s no tradeoff in performance.
Metal Panels Help Make a Building Budget Work
The Canal Dock Boathouse takes some of its design elements from the historic boathouse while utilizing modern building materials, including Kingspan insulated metal panels. The design team originally considered terracotta for the exterior of the boathouse but found the cost to be extremely high, so they searched for alternatives.
Kingspan Benchmark Panels Used
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|Designwall 2000 ||Designwall 4000 ||KarrierPanel Barrier Wall System |
Barrier Wall System
KarrierPanel is a cost-effective universal solution for barrier wall alternatives to traditional multi-component wall systems. KarrierPanel provides a simplified barrier wall assembly, minimizing component use and construction delays. Comprising of a Kingspan KS Series panel and integrated rail, KarrierPanel is the ideal barrier wall to support secondary rainscreen systems such as the boat house's metal facade.