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Creek Nation Community Hospital, Okemah, Okla.

Photo courtesy of Kingspan Insulated Panels
Photo courtesy of Kingspan Insulated Panels

The architecture firm 1Architecture LLC designed a curved façade with flat panels on Creek Nation Community Hospital in Okemah, Okla. Installers staggered and flexed the panels to form the 900-foot-wide, curved façade.

Artform LLC horizontally installed two types of 12-foot-long, 12-inch-wide insulated metal panels (IMPs). The company installed 15,281 square feet of Kingspan Insulated Panels Inc.’s 2-inch-thick BENCHMARK Designwall 2000 IMPs and 9,022 square feet of BENCHMARK Designwall 1000 IMPs on the hospital. To reduce cost, 1-inch-thick panels were used in places where they are on insulated walls.

The façade appears to change colors, depending on the viewing angle. To create the effect, three panel colors were used: Copper, Hazelnut and Sherwin-Williams Coil and Extrusion Coatings’ (formerly Valspar Corp.) Rose Dust, part of the Fluropon Effects Kameleon product line. The color scheme was designed to elicit a calming response from occupants.

Creek Nation Community Hospital replaced Muscogee (Creek) Nation’s previous hospital that was built in 1948. The 118,000-square-foot facility houses a 14-bed emergency department, two operating rooms, 24 outpatient clinic exam rooms, 25 inpatient beds and a variety of specialty services. It was completed in 2018.