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RiverWind Casino, Goldsay, Okla.

RiverWind CasinoOffering guests an exciting gaming, entertainment and dining experience, the 217,691-square-foot River-Wind Casino is inspired by the energy of natural elements-the prairie winds and the flow of the North Canadian River near the Chickasaw Nation's reservation. The casino's front elevation swoops consist of steel channels with a perforated metal web to create a structural billboard. Silver-coated Alucobond composite metal panels from 3A Composites USA Inc. carry the flowing design through to the building's front entry elevation. The flowing images carry out the wind and water theme and reflect the motion of cars on the nearby highway. Adding visual energy to the design is color-changing kinetic lighting. CENTRIA's Formawall insulated metal panels and Concept Series CS-660 concealed fastener panels make up the blue façade, pylon sign and porte cochere.

Throughout the interior, the wind and river theme is continued by cool colors and motifs associated with water, and warm colors and elements that represent wind. Featuring a swooping angle at the top, the aluminum interior column covers from Móz Designs Inc. have a gold and silver swirled pattern with a polycoat finish. Adding to the excitement for casino and dining customers, unique lighting illuminates the metal interior with a stimulating flow.

Originally published: August 2007
Owner: Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma, Ada, Okla.
Architect: Hnedak Bobo Group, Memphis, Tenn.
General contractor: Centex Construction, Dallas (now Balfour Beatty Construction)
Column cover installer: ISEC Inc., Englewood, Colo. Decorative exterior installer: AmFab Inc.,
Bernalillo, N.M.
Wall panel installer: Crown Corr Inc., Irving, Texas
Metal column covers: Móz Designs Inc., Oakland, Calif., www.mozdesigns.com
Metal wall panels: CENTRIA, Moon Township, Pa., www.centria.com, and 3A Composites USA Inc., Mooresville, N.C., www.alucobondusa.com