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Contrarian Micro Textures Receives MCA’s President's Award

San Diego, CA – Contrarian Micro Textures was honored January 25, 2011 with Metal Construction Association’s President's Award for Overall Excellence for the Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton.

“The stunning gallery, designed by architect Randall Stout, opened a year ago. The design reinvents the museum’s public spaces through a continuous stainless steel surface that moves lithely through the museum’s interior and exterior spaces,” courtesy Randall Stout Architects website. Known by many as the “Aurora Borealis” it is that dramatic architectural feature that uses Contrarian Micro Textures’ non-directional, low gloss, uniformly textured InvariMatte® stainless steel finish. The undulating ribbon was fabricated by A. Zahner, Kansas City, MO. Zahner’s Hunter™ Pre-weathered Zinc, which resembles slate or limestone, was used throughout the interior and exterior of the building on flat and geometric surfaces. Flynn of Canada handled the installation.

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Should InvariMatte® be Nominated for an Emmy or an Oscar?

Great architecture often becomes the backdrop in media, especially film and television. Our own InvariMatte® has been seen in both movies and television. I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry used the Newtown Creek Waste facility in the background. The scene was filmed on a roof top and Contrarian Micro Texture’s InvariMatte® (used on the roof of the waste facility) was clearly visible behind the action!

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