Architect: Ross Barney Architects
Applicator: Final Finish, Canton, OH
Photographer: Brad Feinknopf
Ohio State University’s Chiller Plant Facility is one, unique building. The exterior of the building – more than 250 precast concrete walls – was polished with RetroPlate. Final Finish, based in Canton, Ohio, did a superb job of polishing the wall panels which reflect the natural light throughout the day. In addition to the concrete-polished exterior of the facility, dichroic glass fins (metals or oxides in glass that provide the glass with optical characteristics) also transmit and reflect natural light, creating a dynamic color show on the building’s façade.
The owner and architect selected RetroPlate to ensure the durability of the concrete wall panels, ensuring it could hold-up to the elements, all the while serving as a uniquely attractive and stunning show piece.
This facility was awarded LEED Silver for its incorporation of sustainable principles.