Client: The Principal Group
Area: 200 m² (2.153 SF)
Location: Des Moines (USA)
Landscape Architects: WRT design
Structural: FTL Engineering Studio
This project transfers technology on the use of cellular polycarbonate from the Battery Park project as it makes full use of the inherent flexibility of the material. A mixed use building for the Brenton Staking Plaza in Des Moines, the project is made of two separate buildings both shaped along the extrusion of a parabolic arch. In order to clad these doubly curved surfaces, polycarbonate panels are installed at a specific angle.Specific attention was brought to structural design to minimize steel sections and create an articulated interior space as well as a clear expression of the frame from the outside. Fluorescent tubes are mounted on each purlin, further stressing the specific geometry at night.