TGS Nopec

Conceived as two interlocking bars, the language of the building exterior uses formliner panels and large expanses of glass to accentuate the ends and entry axis, celebrating the honest forms of the concrete tilt-wall panels and invigorating the spaces in between with architectural highlights. Plan asymmetry and material juxtapositions add interest to the composition of the building form. A muted aesthetic of raw concrete accented with warm gray painted tones, reflective glazing, zinc and structural steel delivers an effective, economical yet highly spirited facade that is indicative of the goals the client group set out to achieve in presence. The culmination and architectural feature of the building is a zinc clad cantilevered conference box that protrudes from the face of the building forming the main entry and creating an iconic presence from Clay Road. A perforated "copper" shroud surrounds the cantilevered cube and gives a touch of accent to draw interest amidst the remaining exterior.

 
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Project Location

Houston, TX 77043
United States

Project Images

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Project Team

General Contractor:
 
Concrete Contractor:
TAS Commercial Concrete Construction
Architect:
Gensler
Engineer:
Pinnacle Structural Engineers
Suppliers:
CMC Construction Services
Photographer(s):

Project Specifics

Project Category:
Office
Building Types:
Office
Finishes:
Paint (Textured)
Features:
Formliner
Insulation:
Environmental:
Number of Floors:
0
Number of Panels:
0 panels
Total Floor Area:
100,000 sq ft (9,290 sq m)
Project Footprint:
33,500 sq ft (3,112 sq m)
Tallest Panel:
49 ft 11 in (15.21 m)
Widest Panel:
32 ft 5 in (9.89 m)
Largest Panel:
755 sq ft (70.1 sq m)
Heaviest Panel:
76,600 lbs (34,745 kg)
Longest Spandrel:
8 ft 6 in (2.59 m)
Recycled Content:
0 tons (US)