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Tramontina West Airport

The West Airport Distribution Building for Tramontina, U.S. is the most recent element of a multi-phase industrial master plan for their new corporate headquarters. This new 299,758-square-foot facility gestures toward the original facility through orientation and materiality.

A bowtie form was used for the building entrance and was sited directly on axis with the curtain wall entry of the office building, thereby establishing a clear relationship between them. A larger bowtie facade gestures toward the park's entrance, creating a focal point on the approach from West Airport Boulevard.

The abstract pattern of apertures and natural bush-hammered concrete finish on these prominent faces of the building are indexical to the overall campus identity. A setback with continuous glazing and sun-shading devices at the office component maximizes daylighting and views in the interior while reducing glare at task levels. Tilt-Up spandrel panels on steel supports create the continuous glass setback.

The design team found opportunity for design and innovation using the site, building materiality and composition through the use of Tilt-Up.

 
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Project Location

Sugar Land, TX 77478
United States

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ACHIEVEMENT

2010

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Project Team (TCA Members)

General Contractor:
 
Concrete Contractor:
 
Architect:
Powers Brown Architecture
Engineer:
Dayton Superior Corporation

Project Specifics

Project Category:
Transportation
Building Types:
Airport Building
Finishes:
Concrete (Exposed Aggregate)
Concrete (Raw/Sealed)
Features:
Angled Panels (Elevation-Edge/Shape)
Reveals
Shadow Panels
Insulation:
Environmental:
Number of Floors:
2
Number of Panels:
0 panels
Tilt-Up Wall Area:
79,329 sq ft (7,370 sq m)
Total Floor Area:
299,758 sq ft (27,848 sq m)
Project Footprint:
299,758 sq ft (27,848 sq m)
Tallest Panel:
42 ft 0 in (12.80 m)
Widest Panel:
18 ft 8 in (5.69 m)
Largest Panel:
748 sq ft (69.5 sq m)
Heaviest Panel:
49,915 lbs (22,641 kg)
Longest Spandrel:
26 ft 0 in (7.92 m)