Year of Completion
Material of interest
Local sand and gravel, cast in place, carefully crafted with no patching allowed.
Warm Summer Continental Climate
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.
Concrete, museum, michigan, art
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
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Architecture, wHY, "Grand Rapids Art Museum" (2007). Building Case Studies. 164.