Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church utilized tilt-up to achieve significance in its design and architectural features. Similar to many tilt-up religious structures, the unbraced heights at Our Lady of Guadalupe were typically very high, ranging up to 40 feet. The 85-foot-tall, unstacked bell tower was constructed of two tilt-up panels. This was also a perfect medium for the 30-foot-tall, intricate designs perfectly cast into the tilt-up panels. Construction features the innovative use of medium density foam as a formliner, and tilt-up panels vary from 7 to 16 inches thick. The oval shaped chapel representing the Virgin Mary's womb was redesigned from masonry to elliptical tilt-up panels. Adding to this complexity of the radius panels was the ribbed formliner used to give the building a rustic finish. A panel facing the turnpike is adorned with a 26-foot-tall, Italian mosaic of Our Lady of Guadalupe, constructed by hand from Venetian glass mosaic tiles.

 
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Project Location

Doral, FL 33172
United States

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Project Team

General Contractor:
 
Concrete Contractor:
Builders Plus, Inc.
Architect:
Zyscovich Architects
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Project Specifics

Project Category:
Worship
Building Types:
Church
Finishes:
Applied Ornament
Paint (Textured)
Features:
Curved Panels (Plan-Face)
Embedded Items
Reveals
Voids
Insulation:
Environmental:
Number of Floors:
2
Number of Panels:
116 panels
Tilt-Up Wall Area:
53,098 sq ft (4,933 sq m)
Total Floor Area:
43,937 sq ft (4,082 sq m)
Project Footprint:
36,800 sq ft (3,419 sq m)
Tallest Panel:
85 ft 7 in (26.09 m)
Widest Panel:
40 ft 3 in (12.27 m)
Largest Panel:
1,087 sq ft (101.0 sq m)
Heaviest Panel:
112,450 lbs (51,006 kg)
Longest Spandrel:
20 ft 0 in (6.10 m)