Architect

wHY Architecture

Year of Completion

2007

Client

Grand Rapids Art Museum

Material of interest

Concrete

Material Used

Concrete

Material Properties

Local sand and gravel, cast in place, carefully crafted with no patching allowed.

Application

Exterior

Climate

Warm Summer Continental Climate

Environmental Response

The museum's 12-inch-thick, cast-in-place concrete walls optimize energy use through thermal mass. The concrete used came from local sources, requiring less energy in transportation. The museum's 20,000 yards of 4000 to 6000 psi concrete contained 3% recycled content and 100% regional materials.

Keywords

Concrete, museum, michigan, art

Location

Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

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Date submitted

2013

Disciplines

Architecture

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