Bainbridge Island Gateway Washington, Art Museum USA, Architecture

Bainbridge Island Gateway

Washington Art Museum Development, USA – by Coates Design Architects

Jun 4, 2014

Bainbridge Island Gateway

Design: Coates Design Architects

Location: Washington, USA

Dissimilar Metal Design (DMD) unveils bespoke copper patina façade for the Bainbridge Island Gateway Project using design elements that are contemporary in aesthetic yet stay organically respectful to their environment.

Photographs: Steve Pyle

SILVERDALE, WA – June 4, 2014 – DMD is proud to announce the completion of a bespoke DMD Copper façade used to clad the Bainbridge Island Gateway, a multi use office and retail anchor on Bainbridge Island, WA designed by Coates Design Architects.

Bainbridge Island Gateway

The copper panels were crafted by hand in Silverdale, WA using weatherizing technology developed by DMD. The rustic weathered panels contain a variation of color, which are intended to provide a warm aesthetic to the project, while remaining harmonious with nature. The facade is self-healing, and will continue to age over time, thus staying respectful to the environment of Bainbridge Island.

Bainbridge Island Gateway

The Island Gateway offers an Art Museum and a Children’s Museum which provides access to over 6 million annual ferry riders, and nearly 10,000 annual museum visitors in its first full year of operation.

Bainbridge Island Gateway

DMD is also known for the creation of the Weathering Steel façade on the exterior of the Barclays Center in New York designed by SHoP Architects.

Bainbridge Island Gateway

About Dissimilar Metal Design

Dissimilar Metal Design (DMD) is an architectural metals company based in Silverdale, WA, founded by Principal Mark Quinlan. DMD’s roots trace to 1981 with the creation and selling of bespoke metal furniture and sculpture commissioning for private collectors. Quinlan has spent the past 30 years dedicating himself to innovating weatherization techniques of metals such as Copper, Bronze, Aluminum, Stainless Steel and Zinc Patinas.

Fueled by demand in Korea and Northern Europe, DMD expanded its operations with a new metal weatherization factory in 2006. They specialize in the creation of custom built decorative metal works, and the distribution of architectural panels.

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Location: Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA


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