Council for Aluminium in Building

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

ProjectQueen Elizabeth Olympic Park - multi story car park
Main contractorLondon Legacy Development Corporation
CAB memberPowdertech (Corby)
Powder coating systemAxalta Tenor 1,2 and 3. Akzo RAL 9006 facade panels. Axalta RAL 7035 support system.
Aluminium SystemPerforated aluminium panels

Aluminium car park screening panels, designed as a wall of horizontal projecting pyramids, were intended to be anodised to create changing patterns of light and shadow. The cost of high grade aluminium for anodising proved prohibitively high. Two existing supply chain partners approached Powdertech with a request to find powder coating shades that would produce the same visual effect. The solution was four variations of silver shades for the different pyramid faces, creating an effect similar to the light reflection of anodising. Over 1000 triangular panels were coated with an overall cost almost 75% less than an anodised system.