Global Village Academy

Global Village Academy is a K-8 charter school that emphasizes an international curriculum and combines immersion education in three world languages (Chinese, Spanish and French). The design concept for the exterior of the building integrated international flags and includes Tilt-Up reveal patterns and paint schemes to add a cultural statement to the building for the activities within.

Making this design a reality required large uninterrupted wall space and minimal wall joints which made Tilt-Up wall construction the perfect choice. However, the design teams had already agreed (due to expansive soil) to use a structural slab on 8-inch void-form supported by drilled piers. Panel casting area now became a cost issue. Waste slabs for the entire building would be too expensive. So, the floor design was changed to handle panel construction weights and erection stresses to minimize waste slabs. A small waste slab was required and used twice. After panel construction was completed, this waste slab was then resurfaced and used as a hard surface playground/basketball court.

 
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Project Location

Aurora, CO 80017
United States

Project Images

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Project Team

General Contractor:
 
Concrete Contractor:
KB Concrete Systems, Inc.
Architect:
 
Engineer:
Meadow Burke
Dayton Superior Corporation
Suppliers:
Meadow Burke
Dayton Superior Corporation
Photographer(s):

Project Specifics

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Number of Floors:
0
Number of Panels:
42 panels
Tilt-Up Wall Area:
23,970 sq ft (2,227 sq m)
Total Floor Area:
31,131 sq ft (2,892 sq m)
Project Footprint:
20,564 sq ft (1,910 sq m)
Tallest Panel:
39 ft 5 in (12.01 m)
Widest Panel:
35 ft 2 in (10.72 m)
Largest Panel:
1,156 sq ft (107.4 sq m)
Heaviest Panel:
92,800 lbs (42,093 kg)