Although the former Hunt Valley Mall was an underperforming enclosed retail center, it boasted an excellent location.
As such, the decision was made to demolish the center section of the existing structure, retaining the grade change and the major east and west anchors, as well as redevelop the site as a lifestyle mall. The owner wanted the redeveloped section of the mall visually to link the existing upper and lower level parking areas.
This was accomplished by providing an upper level outdoor dining plaza overlooking the activity of lower Main Street level. Further, the two-level retail village was designed to encourage pedestrian circulation through both levels with the use of interconnected vertical systems.
Needing to appeal to a variety of local and national tenants while still being economical, Tilt-Up allowed the facility to be built under tight time constraints, affordably and with flexible design. Maintaining the alignment and location of the walls and features required constant quality control. The floor-to-floor elevations had to meet the building elevations of the existing adjacent structures and the limited space to cast the large panels required excellent coordination.
To create architectural appeal, the facility utilized a variety of architectural treatments, including thin and regular brick, Eldorado Stone, ground face block, EIFS, and textured paints in a variety of colors.
Additional architectural features include an arched sign panel with a void below at the skylight area as well as pediments and arched top panels at buildings. The project consists of one and two structures with a variety of shapes, materials and a unique array of colors that combined to create a unique retail center.
The revitalized facility includes an additional 280,000 square feet of new retail, service and entertainment space to the community.
Hunt Valley, MD 21030
This project was a 2006 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award winner.
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