- Ammendale VA -

Ammendale VA

Ammendale/VA Manor

  • Location.  Prince George’s County, Maryland
  • Form Liner Type. Custom
  • Year of Completion.  2004-2005
  • Project Impact. This sound-barrier wall features natural scenery including trees, sky, local birdlife and sailboats floating on a waterway, creating a unique panorama that will be enjoyed by thousands of travelers and daily commuters.
  • Features & Design Context. By formulating a cost effective design we were able to provide an aesthetically pleasing view of more than one-and-a-half miles of a breathtaking precast concrete mural without tediously repeating the same pattern.
  • Techniques & Requirements.
    • The individual panels’ design and detail were achieved while maintaining a specified maximum relief of two inches.
    • The project called for modular precast concrete wall forms. All of the form liners were fabricated using high-quality elastomeric/urethane rubber with the ability to withstand over fifty uses. Each form liner had to be held to close dimensional tolerances to be able to align with its matching panel.
    • The panel arrays were designed as a modular system arranged to form a scene of the local landscape and waterway. The panels in this design can be reconfigured into an infinite number of unique combinations to create miles of unique designs.
  • Stakeholders. Prince George’s County Department of Public Works, Maryland State Highway Administration