Not just a pretty face.
A timeless architecture is achieved through only two exterior materials: precast concrete and glass, simply detailed and beautifully crafted. Respecting the project budget, the exterior is precast concrete and glass. The aesthetic of the precast is elevated by horizontal banding, vertical accent fins, color variation, and textural differences.
Nearly 70,000 square feet of both black and white insulated precast concrete spandrels with an acid etch and polished finishes were used on the exterior façade. The precast producer was involved in an extensive collaborative effort with HGA in designing the structural systems to support precast.
Our project designer sums up this project and its use of precast well, “The combined characteristics of prefabrication, design flexibility, and price point made the use of precast concrete cladding an optimal choice for the project. The slender, ivory colored, horizontal spandrel elements give the building a visual lightness. A vertical precast concrete fin, featuring a polished front edge, punctuates the building facades at 15’ on center. Projecting beyond the spandrel units, the fins cast shadows that change throughout the day and animate the façade. Using dark integral color precast panels at the building base helps to ground the building and suggest a change in material while gaining the economies of using precast as the primary exterior material.”