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.