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The Park at South Market


Owner

Domain Companies

Architect/Engineer

Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

Contractor

Woodward Design+Build, LLC

Location

New Orleans, LA

Specifications


2016 PCI Design Award Winner

168,835-sq.-ft., multi-story precast structure

27,000 sq. ft. of retail on bottom floor

Stunning, unique architectural façade

Precast Parking Structure, Or Work of Modern Art?

Located in the heart of downtown New Orleans, The Park at South Market is a mixed-use development offering luxury apartments, shops, and a four-story precast parking structure. The project’s architects didn’t want just any parking deck, so they chose Tindall to leverage their precast concrete expertise to help create a look as distinct and vibrant as New Orleans itself.

Overview

The goal of this precast parking structure was to create a deck that was as visually captivating as it was functionally durable. In short, this parking deck needed to be tough as nails on the inside — and a work of art on the outside. Tindall rose to the challenge by creating unique precast finishes, resulting in a deck that the project’s lead architect described as “unapologetically contemporary, and a marriage of beauty and performance.”

The long-term durability of this precast parking structure combined with the ease of constructability of the facade, which facilitated a very rapid construction schedule, highlight the benefits of precast construction. The Park at South Market parking structure is so impressive that a friend of the project’s architectural firm wrote in to applaud its design: “I never thought I’d write a thank you message to architects for the flat-out beauty of a parking garage! My wife said it looked like a museum of modern art. Thanks for this great addition to downtown.”

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