The use of Graphic Concrete on Yarmouth Elementary School in Maine allowed the architect to place natural images of flying geese and a wooded scene on the building exterior to blend in to the natural surroundings. AltusGroup member Strescon Limited produced the precast panels, which also incorporated thin brick.
Innovation Insights: Projects
A recently completed project from Gage Brothers in Minneapolis for a Fortune 500 financial services highlights the clean, geometric aesthetic that is possible with precast as well as the material’s ability to complement glass. An expanded narrative on the project is forthcoming.
Located in the dynamic South End area of Charlotte, North Carolina, Metromont project The Hawk is a 13-story apartment tower that features 71 luxury apartments as well as retail space. It has the distinction of being one of the first high-rise, total precast structures in the Carolinas. While cast-in-place concrete is typically the construction method […]
Encompassing a 2-block area across from the 24-acre Cascades Park, The Cascades mixed-use project in Tallahassee, Florida is a vibrant live work play experience. The exterior walls of the hotel feature CarbonCast insulated load-bearing panels with integral colored concrete and thin brick facade, sandblast finish, reveals, and recesses. The exterior walls of the apartments include […]