COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS CITY HALL
Project Confirmation Number: 82203
Municipal: Courthouses, Libraries, Rec Centers, Performance Hall, Police/Fire Stations, other Local, State, or Federal Facility
2277 E. Bengal Blvd
Salt Lake City, Utah 84121
Brief description of the project:
The new 34,000 square foot Cottonwood Heights Municipal Center sits on 4.75 acres of land and features a sloped rooftop design. CMU layering of the 3 different block colors create a unique striation pattern and beautiful Mountain Valley Natural Blend stone columns climb two stories to support the roof that compliments views of the Wasatch Mountains.
Size of Building:
35,000 Sq Ft
Amount of Masonry Used (include all types and number of units):
Mountain Valley Natural Blend Thin Veneer= 6,500 sq ft flats
Mountain Valley Quarry Blend Thin veneer= 2,500 ln ft corners
CMU (Walnut Creek, Durango, Berkley and Southwest Gold)= 37,300 units
Project completion date: Summer 2016
Explain the project and its unique use of masonry materials and techniques:
This project is a single story building that consist of two wings, the police wing and the administrative wing. The administrative wing also houses the city council chamber and lobby. The building spans more than 34,000 square feet. The project also incorporates parking, site work and landscaping.
The masonry on the project consists of structural CMU and CMU veneer, natural stone thin veneer and GFRC details. The linear look and the use of various colors in the CMU and natural stone played an integral role in the design of the exterior walls, thus providing a strong connection to the surrounding environment. Located at the base of the Wasatch Mountains just below the mouth of the Big Cottonwood Canyon. The building takes on a striation appearance as seen in the rock formations in the nearby canyons.
The Stone installation proved to be a challenge for the mason contractor. The Mountain Valley Natural Blend stone selected for the project was an irregular rustic shape. The architect expected a dry stack look not normally associated with this particular stone. This required the mason to perform many more cuts than were originally anticipated. Nearly every stone required at least one edge to be cut and many needed all four edges cut. Much more time and effort went into this stone installation than the casual observer can appreciate. However, the primary design challenge has been achieved and the architects, owners and contractors are extremely happy with the outcome.
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