Mille Lacs District 1 Health Center
Project Overview / Detail
Patients in the Ojibwe area were traveling long distances for healthcare. The new center provides full health clinic services inside the Mille Lacs Band community. Patients can book many appointments in one visit.
The building's façade consists of a structural steel frame, brickwork and AAP’s innovative AS3000B Bonded Sheet. AS3000B combines the strength of aluminum with a broad spectrum of coil-coated, natural finishes inspired by nature. It is the industry’s only 3mm, pre-painted bonded sheet. The project’s architects used sustainable materials to connect visitors to the natural environment. The versatility of AAP’s bonded sheet enabled high quality detailing. The natural finish was in keeping with the design intentions and the curtain wall framed the adjoining wetland. Another focal point of the building is a grand two-story atrium situated off the entrance. It provides a clear line of sight from the front to the back.
Progressive Building Systems fabricated and installed 38,431 square feet of AS3000B Bonded Sheet in three Design Line™ finishes - Scottish Oak, Mahogany Brown and Aciero Corten. The panels are affixed to various parts of the building using a dry-joint system. AAP’s Bonded Sheet allowed for large panels for both the route and return leg. This allowed for faster fabrication and easy installation without any damage to the panels due to the protective film.
The AS3000B Bonded Sheet offers unlimited design possibilities in a wide range of colorful, natural finishes. It provides superior performance and protection, and it is created in a way that is efficient, cost-effective and sustainable.