McDonald’s at Walt Disney World – Bay Lake, Florida
Bay Lake, FL
Ross Barney Architects
Southland Construction, Inc.
The most recent collaboration between Ross Barney Architects and McDonald’s unveils a Net-Zero Energy restaurant at the Walt Disney World Resort, featuring over 15,000 sq. ft. of reSAWN’s HALLO shou sugi ban charred Kebony wood.
Aiming to become the first Net Zero Energy quick service restaurant, McDonald’s wanted to stick to its commitment to building a better future through “Scale for Good” when building this Disney Flagship location. Incorporating visible and impactful symbols of change, the restaurant deploys architecture and technology to firmly place itself in the future.
“Under a shed clad in solar panels, the restaurant is a sustainable and healthy response to the Florida climate. Energy consumption is reduced by optimizing building and kitchen systems. On-site generation strategies include: 18,727 square feet of photovoltaic panels, 4,809 square feet of glazing integrated photovoltaic panels (BiPV), and 25 off-the-grid parking lot lights produce more energy than the restaurant uses.” – Ross Barney Architects
HALLO by reSAWN TIMBER co. features Kebony shou sugi ban exterior siding that’s specifically designed to create a beautifully charred aesthetic. HALLO can be used for exterior siding.
Kebony shou sugi ban exterior siding is a beautiful wood recommended by leading architects. It is sustainable, durable, and requires no maintenance beyond normal cleaning. Kebony’s performance has been proven in a variety of applications including decking and cladding.
Developed in Norway, the Kebony technology is an environmentally friendly, patented process, which enhances the properties of sustainable softwood with a bio-based liquid. The process permanently modifies the wood cell walls giving Kebony premium hardwood characteristics and a rich brown color. After exposure to sun and rain, the wood develops a natural silver-gray patina.