Precast powers mixed-use development
- Project The Cascades
- Location Tallahassee, Florida
- Type of Precast CarbonCast High Performance Insulated Wall Panels
- Project Size 546,000 sq ft total
- Architect DAG Architects, Inc. / Baker & Barrios Architects
- Contractor North American Properties
- Precaster Metromont
The Cascades mixed-use project in Tallahassee, Fla., is a vibrant live-work-play experience. The development includes a seven-story total precast AC Marriott hotel, an eight-story total precast apartment tower with 161 market-rate apartments, and a precast parking deck.
Produced by AltusGroup member Metromont, 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 CarbonCast insulated load bearing panels with integral colored concrete, sandblast finish, reveals, recesses, form liner, and thin set brick. Precast balconies are provided at each level. The parking garage features a rooftop amenity level with precast framed pool.
Both the AC Marriott Hotel and the apartment tower utilize Metromont’s proprietary MetroDeck total precast system. Total precast was selected for the hotel because of its versatility, low maintenance, and savings in cost and construction schedule. Total precast for the apartment was selected for its cost effectiveness, high-end finishes and low-maintenance cost and on time scheduling. Read more from Metromont about total precast solutions for this project.