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CENTRIA® EcoScreen® Defines Garmin HQ Parking Garage

Metal panels provide clean lines to soften the overall scale of the building

Publish Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Moon Township, PA…CENTRIA® EcoScreen® served as a key design element to the new, four-floor parking garage for the Garmin Headquarters located in Olanthe, KS. Approximately 25,000 square feet of product was specified and selected for the entire building exterior, fulfilling a key design objective while also providing a signature look.

“Design inspiration came, in part, through some of Garmin’s products; they have a clean appearance and are long-lasting,” says Dan Zeller, Principal, Gould Evans Associates, the architecture firm responsible for the design. “CENTRIA EcoScreen had the clean lines we sought. We also appreciated the depth of the flutes on the metal siding and the fact that it was a long-lasting material. It is a top-quality metal product.”

EcoScreen Perforated Screenwalls are created through a unique fabrication process that utilizes 20-gauge stainless steel and 0.040" [1mm] painted aluminum. The result is a 10% - 40% open area that provides an airy aesthetic and controls light and air movement, while elegantly blending industrial and other applications with their surroundings.

Across the 185,000 square-foot parking garage and addition, EcoScreen softens the building’s large scale and enables the delicate diffusion of light into the structure, creating the ideal blend of privacy and illumination.

“We wanted a material that wouldn’t rust over time, that would provide a sharp, clean appearance, and that also had deep shadow lines to break down the scale of the garage and provide some opacity for security purposes,” says Zeller.

The Garmin HQ parking garage provides an additional 964 spaces and was part of a $200 million overall campus redevelopment project. The structure itself was completed in April 2017, and the architect was Gould Evans Associates. The general contractor was McCown Gordon and the CENTRIA dealer was Mays-Maune-McWard, Inc.

For more information about CENTRIA products visit www.centria.com.


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