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The Inovar building is a state of the art manufacturing facility, constructed using tilt-up concrete construction. It has an abundance of glazing providing natural light and panoramic views. The main lobby is an open 2-story box with floor to ceiling glass. To enter the building, you walk through a vestibule that is located in an open-ended concrete box which extends beyond the exterior wall in order to provide shelter from the weather. The tilt-up spandrel beam above the main entry spans 31 feet. The adjacent tilt-up spandrel beam spans 34'-10". The reveals at the spandrel beams are configured to resemble metal panels and the concrete is painted a dark gray. The typical tilt-up panels have punched windows which span from floor to ceiling on each level, where a mezzanine of second floor occurs. The same window pattern is duplicated through manufacturing areas in order to provide natural light. The wall panels are also offset, the thickness of the panel, in order to add interest and to break-up the long flat surfaces of the building. An existing tree had to be maintained, which required the use of a curved concrete wall in order for an exit door to reach the public way. This provided additional interest and became an architectural feature. A covered walkway was also installed to provide some exterior patio area. The corner of the building is offset from the main body of the building and curtain wall glazing is used to infill between the two masses. The building has a painted finish using white and a light gray, with dark-gray accents. The metal awnings are black, as well as the widow metal and cap metal. Although this is not a LEED project, the building does have many energy saving features and is a sustainable facility.
North Logan, UT
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