Located in the heart of Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, PACE’s new global headquarters, designed by Bonetti/Kozerski Architecture, opened in September 2019. Rising eight stories and including an expansive terrace and a variety of galleries and performance spaces, the building’s Brutalist form is clad in volcanic stone and aluminum foam panels from Cymat. Designed as an integrated, flexible, and forward-looking space for artists, collectors, curators, gallery-goers, and PACE’s own international team. The new building elegantly unites every gallery function in one location for the first time.
|Architects in Charge ||Bonetti/Kozerski Architecture |
|Location ||Chelsea, New York, NY |
|Partners in Charge ||Enrico Bonetti, AIA and Dominic Kozerski, RIBA |
|Contractor ||AECOM Tishman |
|Project Year ||2019 |
|Client ||PACE GALLERY |
|Photography ||Field Condition |
ALUSION™ Architectural Stabilized Aluminium Foam panels
Cymat's ALUSION™ Aluminum Foam for architecture is a versatile, unique material with a huge variety of design and architectural applications. As well as its unique appearance, it has sound-absorbing properties making it ideal for applications requiring both sound absorption and appearance. It is used for exterior or interior wall cladding, ceiling tiles, restaurants and bars, offices and apartment buildings, cabinets, furniture, showroom displays, flooring, signs, lighting, fixtures, exhibits, etc.
The foam creates strong yet lightweight panels that are similar in appearance to a metallic sponge. The material is visually striking, with a modern dramatic look. For architecture, it is produced in 12.7mm, 25.4mm, and 43.2mm thicknesses (1/2”, 1” & 1.7”) and three densities (Large Cell. Mid & Small Cell).
The Cymat ALUSION™ Aluminum Foam product is composed of aluminum and contains a ceramic particulate which assists in stabilizing the aluminum cells (bubbles). This is also the reason why it is called Stabilized Aluminum Foam. The material is flame and corrosion resistant in the same way as aluminum. It will oxidize and becomes slightly duller over time (on exterior applications, if not powder coated or painted), but this does not affect physical properties. It is also strain rate insensitive, isotropic, and stable at elevated temperatures. It exhibits acoustic / EMR absorption and vibration damping.
- 100% recyclable, and contains up to 100% recycled content
- Acoustic absorption properties
- Non-combustible with a flame spread of zero
- Highly corrosion resistant
A luminous aluminum color which can be powder coated or painted in limitless color choices.
The ALUSION™ material can be treated with a specialized water jet cutting method (solely by Cymat Technologies Ltd), and cut through CNC and laser. Special powder coatings or wet paints can be applied onto the material, which renders the product 100% salt resistant and chemically resistant.
- 12.7mm, 25.4mm, 43.2mm Thick (1/2”, 1” and 1.7”).
- Standard panel sizes 1220 mm W x 2440 mm L, 1220 mm W x 3048 mm L, 1220 mm W x 3660 mm L.
- Custom longer panels, also available.