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St. Regis Hotel and Residences

Atlanta, GA

This 26-story, 634,000 square-foot mixed-use, high-rise building features an innovative architectural precast concrete facade from pedestrian level to the penthouse. The 5-star hotel and custom designed luxury residences feature 151 guest rooms, including 31 suites, and 53 condominiums, as well as a spa and nearly 17,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space. The tower also contains a 111,820 square foot below grade parking deck. The structure consists of concrete columns, shear walls and post-tensioned horizontal slabs and rebar.

Design Assistance

The building design was to follow more traditional detailing to allude to French Beaux Arts style architecture. At the same time the architect wanted to utilize a material that was lasting and durable. Combining these was the objective. Without early consultation between the architect and Gate Precast, achieving this level of architectural detailing in precast concrete while maintaining an affordable cost per square foot might have been complicated. One particular area on the tower that required innovative engineering was to design a cost-effective panelization scheme for the punched window openings and walk-out balconies. Gate Precast engineers devised a method of casting a prestressed window punch precast panel that incorporated the walk-out balconies. This value engineering suggestion was instrumental in the final decision to use precast on the exterior because of its time-saving and money-saving benefits. Due to tower crane restraints on the cornices, Gate embedded cardboard tube voids in the cornice molds, which created savings on concrete, hauling, bearings and connections, and installation.

Precast System Details

222,709 square feet of limestone finish architectural precast (1,730 pieces)

Precast Concrete Advantages

The first and most significant advantage of architectural precast is its tremendous flexibility. The precast for this prestigious hotel and residence was shaped in a cost effective manner and was responsive to the architect’s needs. The precast concrete exterior has long-term durability and requires little or no maintenance to preserve its traditional look.

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Design Economy

From the Architect:

"The building design was to follow traditional detailing to allude to a more French Beaux-Arts style architecture. At the same time, we wanted to utilize a material that was lasting and durable. A standardization of detail, a set of templates as such would be appropriate to the applicable scale and use, were created and incorporated throughout the design, which enabled us to maintain an affordable cost per square foot."

Durand Seay
Senior Architect/Design Manager
Rabun Rasche Rector & Reece

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Jacksonville, FL

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