Dinosaur Museum, Sandown, Isle of Wight

Architects: Rainey Petrie Design 800m² of aluminium cladding

This new build project is located very close to the sea, so all the external half-round profiled cladding was specified in aluminium and coated in metallic silver PVF2. The exterior features this profiled cladding almost exclusively and achieves an appropriate space age look. Already the museum has become a firm favourite with youngsters throughout the UK. Although a relatively small project, as regards the square metreage of the cladding, it is a very interesting and unusual application. The building is striking, aesthetically, with a lot of complex angles and mitred corners. The cladding installers, Metclad Contracts Ltd, executed the complicated design extremely well and are a worthy winner of the PICA 2000, sponsored by Gasell Profiles.