The dramatic, curved architectural facade of 1200 Intrepid takes first place in ACI Excellence Awards
The American Concrete Institute (ACI) recognized High Concrete Group LLC at its annual ACI Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards. The precast company produced the innovative architectural precast concrete system for 1200 Intrepid, the office building that claimed the top prize in the Mid-Rise Buildings category.
1200 Intrepid won against an impressive group of 13 other outstanding entrants from the U.S., France, Canada, and Qatar. The award was presented at the ACI’s 2018 Awards Gala in Las Vegas, https://youtu.be/tjeEoFjj--U.
Type of Precast: CarbonCast® Architectural Cladding
Size: 525,000 sq. ft.
Colors, reveals and articulation
The building team had specific color and texture requirements. They wanted a textured red finish, complemented by smooth brown hued sections and trim. High was able to satisfy their exacting requirements at its all-indoor precasting facility, through the use of environmentally-friendly steel shot blasting instead of sand blasting. In addition, the seven-inch-thick cladding panels enabled very deep reveals, recessed planes and deep window recesses that helped cast the shade and shadow that enliven the facade. Alternative lightweight cladding options are too thin and would have failed this demand.