Duo-Gard’s Translucent Polycarbonate Project is the Largest in North America & Winner of Architectural Product Magazine 2015 Product Innovation Award
November 10, 2016
Reinventing the Parking Experience: Duo-Gard Industries and Elliott + Associates Collaborate to Create Chesapeake Energy’s
The structure was designed by the team at Elliott + Associates Architects in Oklahoma City. It covers 546,922 square feet with stalls for 1,439 vehicles. Car Park 3 features a 130,000-square-foot façade of translucent polycarbonate – the largest in North America – engineered by Duo-Gard Industries in Canton, Michigan. The company is a leader in high-performance glazing systems.
“Duo-Gard’s system for the façade was completely customized and is different from anything we’ve done before,” said David Miller, president. “It was driven by the architects’ vision to create a structure that complements the campus. It’s very gratifying and inspiring to be part of the team. The entire process was exciting.”
The vision revolved around “reinventing the parking experience,” according to Rand Elliott, FAIA, principal and founder. “In this corporate setting, an employee’s day starts and ends in a parking structure. We wanted it to feel like an extension of their office. We wanted it to be uplifting and motivational,” he said.
“I believe this project elevates the use of polycarbonate as a dynamic building material in the right application,” said Duo-Gard’s Miller. “It saves money. It contributes to sustainability. It offers unlimited design flexibility. It can be recycled. And best of all, it enables us to enhance the human experience inside and outside the buildings we create.”
Duo-Gard is a leading innovator in high-performance translucent walls and strategies, illuminated walls and ceilings, custom canopies, and outdoor structures including bus, bike and smoking shelters since 1984.
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