The Tampa Heights Riverfront Community Redevelopment Area, a community eyesore since the local police moved their headquarters elsewhere, is currently being reinvented as a premier waterfront community.
One of its first buildings, this 32,000-square-foot, two-story-plus-penthouse office, was constructed using a cast-in-place concrete, steel-reinforced Tilt-Up wall panel and structural steel system. The building's natural exposed concrete finish, created using a hand-set, custom formliner built with 1-by-4-inch lumber, gives the panels a dynamic, textured plank board look. (The lumber was reused as exposed ceiling material in the conference room.)
Because of the sloping site, stepped foundations and a cast-in-place stem wall (with a finish carefully matched to the Tilt-Up panels) were used to establish an aesthetically pleasing base for the panels. Because the tilting clearance was less than 12 inches from an existing occupied building, panels were plumb-set with a proprietary panel clamp, allowing them to be picked straight up without a top pick plate.
The addition of rusted steel panels, integrated trellises and a green roof enhance the earthy feel of this LEED Silver Certified office building.
Tampa, FL 33602
This project was a 2010 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award winner.
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