Enhancing the Southwest Green Line LRT Extension with Architectural Panels
The Southwest Green Line LRT Extension in Minnesota has been an extensive project in the region. In collaboration with Berwald Roofing & Sheet Metal, Astro Metal Craft has played a vital role in supplying custom perforated rolled aluminum architectural panels and steel plate panels. These architectural panels have added both aesthetic appeal and functionality to the Southwest Station & Parking Structure.
About the Southwest Green Line LRT Extension
The Southwest Green Line LRT Extension involves the construction of a new light rail line. The line stretches approximately 14.5 miles from downtown Minneapolis to the southwestern suburbs. Seventeen new light rail stations have been added in this expansion to provide easy access in the southwest suburbs. This ambitious endeavor seeks to alleviate traffic congestion, reduce travel times, and provide a sustainable transportation option for thousands of commuters.
About the Architectural Panels
Astro Metal Craft has established itself as a trusted supplier of architectural panels. Astro specializes in aluminum, perforated, rolled, welded, and powder-coated architectural panels. These offer a seamless blend of functionality, durability, and visual appeal.
The rolled perforated 1/8” thick aluminum architectural panels have been specifically designed to meet the unique requirements of the Southwest Station & Parking Structure. Over 1,600 rolled perforated aluminum panels were produced for the project. These panels are carefully perforated in three patterns, allowing for enhanced airflow, natural light transmission, and architectural aesthetics. In future projects, perforations can be customized to create intricate patterns, enabling designers to achieve their desired visual effect while maintaining structural integrity.
To ensure optimal performance and longevity, the aluminum panels are rolled and welded with precision, resulting in seamless joints and a sturdy construction. Furthermore, the panels undergo a meticulous powder coating process in three bronze colors, offering a durable and weather-resistant finish that can withstand the harsh environmental conditions often experienced in Minnesota.
Astro and Berwald’s Collaboration
Astro Metal Craft’s collaboration with Berwald Roofing & Sheet Metals been instrumental in successfully implementing the architectural panel installation on the Southwest Station & Parking Structure. Berwald, a highly reputable roofing, waterproofing, architectural sheet metal, and architectural panel contractor, specializes in complex construction projects and has extensive experience in handling large-scale installations. No matter the size of the project, Berwald is large enough to serve any customer, and small enough to care.
The installation of the architectural panels by Berwald ensures a seamless integration of Astro’s products into the light rail infrastructure. Their expertise in construction enables them to execute the installation process with precision, ensuring a high-quality and long-lasting end result.
Astro Metal Craft’s supply of architectural panels, in partnership with Berwald Roofing & Sheet Metal has significantly contributed to the success of the Southwest Station and Parking Structure in Minnesota. The panels not only enhance the visual appeal of the parking structure, but also provide functionality and durability. As the project continues to shape the transportation landscape of the region, Astro Metal Craft and Berwald Roofing & Sheet Metal’s commitment to excellence remains evident in their exceptional architectural panel solutions.