Residents of Denver’s prestigious Wash Park will be welcoming new neighbors to their ‘hood, compliments of the newly completed My Block Washington Park apartments on the south side of Speer Boulevard along Washington. The contemporary feel of this scrape-off, typical in a historic area experiencing revitalization, blends seamlessly among vintage edifices and modern duplexes. My Block, located on the outskirts of the neighborhood named for its expansive urban oasis, rises five stories above the tree-lined streets with 107, one and two bedroom units.
My Block Washington Park has not been certified by any green building standards; however, the zinc façade lends itself to a nod towards sustainability. Durability is a key component of sustainability. Depending on the exact product, geographic location, and local atmospheric conditions, including the amount of air pollution, zinc clad facades can last 200 to 300 years, much longer than almost any other building material (Evans, 2007). With little to no maintenance required and a long service life, Denverites will be enjoying My Block’s unsullied façade for a lifetime.
Specialty Metal Fabrication and Engineering: MetalTech-USA
Installer: Pantheon Associates, LLC.
Architect: Shears Adkins Rockmore Architects
MetalTech-USA is a premier distributor and specialty fabricator of eco-friendly architectural metals, specializing in roofing, rainwater, soffit and cladding systems. For more information, visit www.metaltech-usa.com, or call 770.486.8825.
Evans, L. (2007, December). McGraw Hill Construction Continuing Education. Retrieved September 22, 2014, from http://continuingeducation.construction.com/article_print.php?L=102&C=377