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Kebony Enhances Historic California Park in San Jose by Page & Turnbull
March 30th, 2016 by Sanjay Gangal
Article source: Page & Turnbull
Martial Cottle Park in San Jose, California recently welcomed three new facilities expected to achieve LEED Silver certifications. These additions, built with Kebony’s modified softwoods, will complement the 287-acre landscape and include a 4,000 square foot Visitor Center that neighbors the park’s historic orchards, a 3,600 square foot Staff and Maintenance Building with storage and a 300 square foot entry kiosk.
Contractors used Kebony Character grade as a sun shading device and rain screen for the cladding on each of the facilities. The modified softwood was also applied to pre-fabricated bathrooms and utilized as a fencing material connected to the structures. The project, designed by professionals at Page & Turnbull in collaboration with the California and Santa Clara County Departments of Parks and Recreation, will offer space for park staff and visitor orientation, two capacious informative exhibits, and indoor and outdoor galleries.
Developed in Norway, Kebony’s technology permanently enhances the properties of sustainable softwood, giving it the same characteristics and cellular makeup of tropical hardwoods. Kebony was chosen as a key construction material for this project because of the company’s commitment to green building. The wood’s durability and striking natural beauty made it the ideal choice for the project, which called for both durable and low-maintenance materials. Kebony wood has a rich brown color that eventually fades to a silver-grey patina, requiring only basic cleaning and upkeep.
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