The KF Centre for Excellence – Okanagan Aerospace & Aviation Museum recently won the coveted Wood Design & Building Sansin Award. The iconic mass timber structure – which is shaped like an airplane – is a feat of engineering and design that delivers an immersive aviation experience. The structure features state-of-the-art mass timber construction throughout its various components, including a unique, freestanding doubly-curved CLT spiral staircase that connects the two levels of the museum. Sansin partner StructureCraft provided the structural engineering and mass timber for the building, which was designed by Meiklejohn Architects. To showcase the beauty of the wood and provide superior protection, the mass timber is finished with a comprehensive system of Sansin’s environmentally friendly protective coatings, including SDF clear on the exterior glulam, KP12W clear on the exterior DLT soffit, KP12 clear on the interior glulam, and low-luster Purity Glacier on the interior handrails.
PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT
Precision Coat SDF
A penetrating one-coat finish for exterior wood.
Precision Coat SDF provides tough, effective protection for wood siding.