Technology and innovation that are modern and engaging drove the design and product selection for the Advanced Learning Library in Wichita, Kan. Citadel Architectural Products’ Envelope 2000® metal composite material (MCM), installed using the RainScreen (RS) attachment system with its modern, sleek and custom options, fit well into this concept.
Jeff Kuhn, an architect with GLMV Architecture, Wichita, took inspiration for the library from Wichita’s existing art and architectural attractions. The design team wanted to create a building that formed a physical and visual connection between downtown Wichita; the historic Delano District; Exploration Place, a science and discovery center with a modern concrete geometrical design; and the Keeper of the Plains, a steel Native American sculpture. Both metal and concrete, pulled from these artful motivations, are the primary façade materials for the library. “The form of the building really draws upon these connections,” Kuhn adds.