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Portocork

Portocork is dedicated to the art and science of producing the highest quality natural cork since 1982. The 44-employee North American distributor for Portocork International of Portugal outgrew the capacity of its 44,000 SF plant and sourced RMW to design its new facility. Designed to contrast Napa Valley’s industrial landscape, Portorcork’s structure embraces a surprisingly angular farmhouse motif to expand the expectation of manufacturing tilt-up. The project, hailed for its “aesthetically pleasing” design by the Napa County Planning Commissioners, is a 44’-4” tall, single-story tilt-up warehouse/distribution/office building on a 2.49-acre site with 40 parking stalls for employees and visitors. The bold, sloped, lower roof, emphasized by a vertical line of inset glass panels, protrudes 37 inches to highlight the building’s corrugated metal and glass entry. Above, the 28 ft setback connects to a dynamic roof-line that elevates the building’s frame.  
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Project Location

Napa, CA
United States

TILT-UP ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The Tilt-Up Achievement Awards were established to honor projects that use site-cast tilt-up concrete to introduce new building types, advance industry technology and provide unique solutions to building programs. Winning entries illustrate the variety, beauty, and flexibility of tilt-up construction.

ACHIEVEMENT

2020

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Project Team (TCA Members)

General Contractor:
 
Concrete Contractor:
 
Architect:
RMW architecture & interiors
Engineer:
 
Suppliers:
 
Photographer(s):
Chad Davies

Project Specifics

Project Category:
Production/Manufacturing
Building Types:
Manufacturing Plant
Finishes:
Applied Ornament
Paint (Textured)
Features:
Embedded Items
Metal Panels
Reveals
Stacked Panels
Insulation:
Post Applied (Interior)
Environmental:
Number of Floors:
1
Number of Panels:
43 panels
Tilt-Up Wall Area:
40,707 sq ft (3,782 sq m)
Total Floor Area:
54,915 sq ft (5,102 sq m)
Project Footprint:
54,915 sq ft (5,102 sq m)
Tallest Panel:
3 ft 8 in (1.12 m)
Largest Panel:
1,026 sq ft (95.3 sq m)
Heaviest Panel:
105,806 lbs (47,993 kg)