Aluminum Rainscreen Panels | Wyly Theater by REX Architects/OMA
Dee and Charles Wyly Theater by REX/OMA (façade designed by Front)
Dallas, Texas; 2009
While the Wyly Theater is probably best known for its programatic innovation, its skin contributes to make the building unique. The skin acts as a rainscreen and it is made of six different aluminum extrusions, arranged in six different combination. This allows the panels to vary along the façade and give at the same time a sense of vibrancy to the building. The aluminum elements are fixed to some horizontal metal fixings and the ones with the biggest sections also include exterior illumination for the building itself as well as for the signage.