Comprised of six Tilt-Up buildings with arched entrances and intricate reveal patterns, this facility creates additional retail, professional office and restaurant space for the growing community. The new retail outlet needed to blend in with the existing large indoor shopping mall and had to provide a Mediterranean look to meet the strict design requirements of the city.
The square footage of the panels exceeded the square footage available. As such, one central location was created for the casting bed and panels were transported via a crawler crane to their proper location. Multiple castings were completed on this bed.
Large openings in the arches gave this project a high level of complexity. Ceramic tile inserts, canvas awnings, and brick paver walkways were utilized to create the Mediterranean look. Molding and cornices were applied at the top of the towers with EIFS and a covered walkway surrounds the entire retail center.
To economically dress up the finishes of the building, decorative tile inserts were incorporated into the cast-in recesses and EIFS was used in certain areas. Code requirements necessitated the neutral beige color scheme and a circular window in the tower creates striking architectural appeal. Cast-in reveals provided a cost-effective method for achieving the desired look.
A Tilt-Up retaining wall was used to protect a wetland from the construction process, which demonstrates the entire construction team’s commitment to being good stewards of the earth.
Wellington, FL 33416
This project was a 2005 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award winner.
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