InterContinental Hotel

Location:

Atlanta, GA
 

Owner:

InterContinental Hotels Group and The Hogan Group
 

Architect:

Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback & Associates
 

Contractor:

Hardin Construction Co.
 

Project Scope

Sq. Footage:

590,000
 

Levels/Floors:

21 stories
 

Finishes

Color:

The precast face mix simulates granite with a complex matrix of different stone colors
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
InterContinental Hotel
InterContinental Hotel
InterContinental Hotel
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The hotel’s site is on a prominent bend on uptown Atlanta’s Peachtree Road, requiring a dramatic image in keeping with its architecturally competitive neighbors. An elegant pedestrian scale was created at street level while an articulated tower top draws the eye upward.

Architectural precast concrete panels finished to resemble natural stone helped achieve the look the designers sought after stone was determined to be outside of the budget. Stone was woven into the precast at key points for rhythmic highlights. Fiber-optic lighting penetrates the precast to light curving surfaces of the façade, which in turn highlight the plastic nature of the precast. Granite was cast into the architectural precast panels on the ground floor and entry ways.

The precast face mix simulates granite with a complex matrix of different stone colors. Integrating the panel design with a sculptural aesthetic and incorporating accent panels of natural stone within the precast were key design challenges. By designing the panels to be two stories tall, large expanses could be erected quickly, allowing the building to dry-in faster.

 
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