Pavillion des Animaux du Futur, France
Architect: Denis Laming
Type of works: ALUCOBOND® used for cladding.
Placed upon a small hill, the new Pavillion des Animaux du Futur (Animals of the Future) provides a wide view over the other attractions of the amusement park, Futuroscope. Open to the public since spring 2008, the inauguration put an end to an important work-site, having accumulated roughly 100 workers from 17 different trades.
With its round and fluent bends, the building portrays a slender geometric ellipse, presenting itself like the Noahs Ark of the future.
For the cladding, architect Denis Laming faced important geometric challenges. He went with ALUCOBOND® in naturAL line and Spectra Black due to the supple, yet rigid, nature of the material, making it easier to curve, fold and mount.
Denis Laming, who has used ALUCOBOND® for 15 years, explains: If concrete, metal and glass would have made distinct innovative progress, there would not be room for any additional innovative materials.
ALUCOBOND® by Alcan Composites is a relatively fresh material, perfect for the requirements of today. These panels are the material of the future trendsetting and compared to rival products, ahead of the times.
The Pavillion des Animaux du Futur is an organic evolution of an up-to-date, raw architecture. It is a unification of reality and virtual reality that resembles an architectural DNA, explains Laming.