Gallery: Architect Steven Holl Designs a New Sports Center for Columbia...

The materials used for the building are raw and strong like its university athletes. The exterior will reveal exposed concrete and steel as well as marine aluminum, an element known for being low in maintenance but high in strength. Rain screen cladding will keep the building's interior temperature mild throughout all seasons by reducing moisture infiltration during the wetter seasons. Curtain walling uses light and cheap materials such as glass and steel to capture and transfer harsh winds away from the building.

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