Aluminum roofing throws Quebec university a curve
Located in Canada’s “Valley of Aluminum,” the University of Quebec à Chicoutimi’s new arena features a distinctive metal roof, which curves over one of the facility’s structural walls. The school, known for its research in aluminum and metallurgy, engaged architects at Boulay, Fradette, Boudreault and Associates, Quebec, to design the new Arena de L’Uqac to showcase aluminum as an architecture feature. Construction consists of about 3,708 sf of stucco-embossed Kalzip 65/400, which was shop fabricated to get the exact curvature and then applied as cladding to the wall. Another 28,651 sf of the same stucco-embossed metal was applied as cladding to the roof.