Set back into the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, this tilt-up structure was woven into the natural landscape to create a multi-user spiritual facility.
The footprint of the building is a combination of a two- and three-story tilt-up building with a center core sanctuary area. The three-story tilt-up portion is unique because of the location and the design of the building as it blends into the sloped building site. This unique construction site slopes 45 feet from north to south and has a 16-foot elevation variation from the front of building to the back of the building. The foundation system was a combination of caissons and tilt-up wall panels.
On the interior of the building, the tilt-up panels were constructed to retain the sub-grade between the sanctuary and the lower level floor, using 16-foot high panels with tilt-up panel counter forts to resist overturn.
On the exterior of the building two- and three-story panels were used. The architectural design included: tilt-up, tilt-up with thin brick, standard masonry, exposed structural tube steel, structural wood timbers, glass curtain wall systems, window awnings, standing seam metal roof, and colored architectural precast lintels and sills.
Littleton, CO 80120
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