Mille Lacs District 1 Health Center
Onamia, Minnesota, USA
Architect: Seven Generations Architecture & Engineering
General Contractor: Hy-Tec Construction
Panel Fabricator/Installer: Progressive Building Systems
Panel Type: AS3000B Bonded Sheet
Quantity: 38,431 square feet
Color: Design Line™ - Scottish Oak, Mahogany Brown and Aciero Corten
Coating: Duragloss® 5000
Application: Dry-joint system
With patients often traveling long distances for appointments, a 78,000 square foot ‘one stop shop’ was created to provide full health clinic services for the Mille Lacs Band community of Ojibwe. The only healthcare facility for miles around, each department and clinic had to be carefully considered, allowing patients to schedule multiple appointments in one visit. The importance of inland lakes is vital to the Ojibwe in the Minnesota area, therefore a large curtain wall façade was also planned to offer panoramic views of the surrounding wetland from all waiting areas.
Seven Generations Architecture & Engineering used sustainable materials and ‘biophilic design’ - a concept that increases occupant connectivity to the natural environment. The building is centered around the needs of its patients; it consists of a structural steel frame, featuring brickwork and innovative AS3000B Bonded Sheet from Arconic Architectural Products, LLC. The industry’s only 3mm, pre-painted bonded sheet combines the strength of aluminum with a broad spectrum of coil-coated, natural finishes inspired by nature.
Progressive Building Systems fabricated and installed 38,431 square feet of AS3000B Bonded Sheet in three Design LineTM finishes - Scottish Oak, Mahogany Brown, and Aciero Corten, which was affixed to different parts of the building using a dry-joint system.