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Homestead Hospital

Homestead, FL

When a hurricane threatens South Florida, the 388,000 s.f. Homestead Hospital is built to withstand the strongest hurricane, a Category Five with winds over 155 miles per hour. The hospital's architectural precast concrete panels provide a safe enclosure. Customed-colored GateStone precast finishes were integral to achieving the Mediterranean design style for the new hospital.

Design Assistance

A core component of the early programming and conceptual stacking was for the facility to be constructed to withstand a Category 5 hurricane. Taking lessons from the devastation of Hurricane Andrew, the foremost goal for the new Homestead Hospital was a facility that would provide safe enclosure in the event of another intense hurricane. Gate Precast worked with the architect in the early stages to detail the precast to overcome Category 5 winds.   In addition to the performance demands of the hurricane-resistive exterior, it was important that the exterior aesthetics blend with the comfortable, warm, inviting facility with the overall villa form of the building. Gate worked with the architect to achieve the Mediterranean style which included multiple colors and GateStone finish, a custom-made solution that simulates coquina stone.

Precast System Details

140,172 square feet of architectural precast with multiple colors and finishes

Precast Concrete Advantages

Durability
Precast concrete is the best line of defense in providing structures that are resistant to fire, wind and blasts, save lives and provide lasting value.

Speed of Construction
GateStone’s ability to simulate natural stone eliminates site disturbance associated with setting natural stone and accelerates the schedule.

Digital Design Resources

Gatestone Brochure

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From the Architect:

"Gate Precast was instrumental in helping us to detail the exterior of Homestead Hospital. We collaborated regularly to achieve both the desired aesthetic and to over come the engineering challenges associated with designing a building that is Category Five hurricane resistant construction."

Roy L. Gunsolus
AIA, LEED AP, Principal
HKS, Inc.

Additional HKS Project Experience:
Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN
CNL Towers I & II, Orlando, FL
Ritz Carlton Residences II, Dallas, TX
St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital, Tampa, FL
FINA Headquarters, Plano, TX
Dallas Cowboys Stadium Abutments

General Information

Jacksonville, FL
Architect:
HKS, Inc.
Contractor:
Skanska USA
Owner:
Baptist Health South of Florida

Precast Systems

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Project Aesthetics

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