The East Baton Rouge Parish’s Main Library was selected as the winner of the Building and Roof Award for Metal Roofing-New Category, as announced recently by the national 2015 Metal Construction News Building and Roofing Awards.

As part of the review, MCN wrote, “The judges really liked the beautiful use of materials and said the Library’s form is exceptional, awarding the project the award in the Metal Roof-New category. They also liked how the entryway with the cantilevered volume above the glass, along with how the wall panels fold into a roofing system, creates a cool-looking building.”

“This new library branch is a focal point of the local community park in which it resides and will serve the citizens of Baton Rouge and the parish of East Baton Rouge well,” said Daniel Nicely, managing director at VMZINC-US.

Several types of zinc panels totaling 40,000 square feet were used throughout the project in both horizontal and vertical orientations.

The project was designed by The Library Design Collaborative, a joint venture between project manager Cockfield Jackson Architects, of Baton Rouge; interior architect of record Dewberry, of Dallas; and exterior architect of record Tipton Associates, of Baton Rouge. The metal installer for the project was Roof Tech.

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