Located at the main entrance of a new development, this facility needed to make a statement since multistory Tilt-Up construction was relatively new to this market.
A radius casting bed was used to form true radius wall panels. To create butt corner cuts at building corners, the contractor formed panels with a steel corner tube embedded and a temporary concrete leg in the window opening.
To add architectural appeal to the facility, “knife edge” panels with recessed returns were utilized at the corners to create dramatic shadow lines.
At some of the building corners, panels were cast with temporary panel legs that were sawed off after erection, which allowed the glass to appear continuous around the corners.
A simple tan base paint color with dark brown accents was used to dramatize the design features of the panel. The various architectural components give the illusion of a different building when viewed from different angles.
The project was so successful that design for a second facility is now underway.
Lexington, KY 40509
This project was a 2006 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award winner.
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