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Chesapeake Car Park 4 in Oklahoma by Elliott + Associates Architects

 
May 17th, 2016 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Elliott + Associates Architects

Project Goals:

  1. Focus on function.
  2. Sensitive to safety
  3. Fun experience
  4. Create compatibility with existing campus architecture.
  5. We hope to reinvent the parking garage image. 
White parking – the color of snow, Image Courtesy © Scott McDonald (Hedrich Blessing)

White parking – the color of snow, Image Courtesy © Scott McDonald (Hedrich Blessing)

  • Architects: Elliott + Associates Architects
  • Project: Chesapeake Car Park 4
  • Location: Oklahoma City, USA
  • Photography: Scott McDonald (Hedrich Blessing)
  • Software used: AutoCad, SketchUp and Revit
  • Client: Chesapeake Energy Corporation
  • Scope: 547,192 gross s.f. size, acreage 125,378 sf, approximately 2.9 acres at ground level developed, 7 levels, 1465 parking spaces
  • Completed: January 2015

Parking is art.  Light on the horizon, Image Courtesy © Scott McDonald (Hedrich Blessing)

Parking is art. Light on the horizon, Image Courtesy © Scott McDonald (Hedrich Blessing)

Focus on Function

  1. Main entry is easily found.
  2. Make it easy for people to remember where they parked! What level, which side. 
The northeast corner form connects to the building across the street. The white lattice opens and closes as you move past, Image Courtesy © Scott McDonald (Hedrich Blessing)

The northeast corner form connects to the building across the street. The white lattice opens and closes as you move past, Image Courtesy © Scott McDonald (Hedrich Blessing)

The northwest corner yellow entry includes a balcony to chat with friends at the end of the day, Image Courtesy © Scott McDonald (Hedrich Blessing)

The northwest corner yellow entry includes a balcony to chat with friends at the end of the day, Image Courtesy © Scott McDonald (Hedrich Blessing)

Sensitivity to Safety

  1. Access the garage with card key at automobile entry and pedestrian entry.
  2. Plenty of light to navigate the space.
  3. Security stations with panic button.
  4. Security cameras
  5. Elevator phone
  6. Exterior lighting
  7. One glass wall in the elevator facing campus. 
White aluminum lines vary in width as they move from one edge to the other, Image Courtesy © Scott McDonald (Hedrich Blessing)

White aluminum lines vary in width as they move from one edge to the other, Image Courtesy © Scott McDonald (Hedrich Blessing)

An architectural veil stretches over structural concrete and is punctuated by yellow entry portals, Image Courtesy © Scott McDonald (Hedrich Blessing)

An architectural veil stretches over structural concrete and is punctuated by yellow entry portals, Image Courtesy © Scott McDonald (Hedrich Blessing)

Fun Experience

  1. Our goal is to create a parking garage with “personality.”
  2. Create a greeting as you come and go; add music, light, color and directional cues.
The simplicity of the façade makes for great backgrounds for reflections and shadows, Image Courtesy © Scott McDonald (Hedrich Blessing)

The simplicity of the façade makes for great backgrounds for reflections and shadows, Image Courtesy © Scott McDonald (Hedrich Blessing)

The aluminum veil and tension cable safety rail provide unexpected shadows, Image Courtesy © Scott McDonald (Hedrich Blessing)

The aluminum veil and tension cable safety rail provide unexpected shadows, Image Courtesy © Scott McDonald (Hedrich Blessing)

Campus Compatibility

  1. Compatible “attitude” . . . with the architecture and the culture . . . an expectation.
  2. Be sensitive to scale / proportion / materials / relationship adjacency to existing campus buildings.
  3. 52’ module that matches existing building mass.
  4. Landscaping 
One of four stairways within the building.  Colored light identifies the floor level beginning at the stair and continues into the parking level.  The exterior glass provides a wind break, Image Courtesy © Scott McDonald (Hedrich Blessing)

One of four stairways within the building. Colored light identifies the floor level beginning at the stair and continues into the parking level. The exterior glass provides a wind break, Image Courtesy © Scott McDonald (Hedrich Blessing)

Structural columns pierce the roof to create the atrium colonnade, Image Courtesy © Scott McDonald (Hedrich Blessing)

Structural columns pierce the roof to create the atrium colonnade, Image Courtesy © Scott McDonald (Hedrich Blessing)

Unique Features of Car Park 4

  1. Building 15 and Car Park 4 are envisioned as paired structures.
  2. The vertical white aluminum fins provide a graceful, textured profile and allows the structure to change from a transparent frontal view to an opaque angular view.
The east entry between buildings completes the composition of red, white and black, Image Courtesy © Scott McDonald (Hedrich Blessing)

The east entry between buildings completes the composition of red, white and black, Image Courtesy © Scott McDonald (Hedrich Blessing)

Magenta defines the 7th floor and can be seen from three miles south, Image Courtesy © Scott McDonald (Hedrich Blessing)

Magenta defines the 7th floor and can be seen from three miles south, Image Courtesy © Scott McDonald (Hedrich Blessing)

Cold cathode lighting makes the air circulation atrium into art, Image Courtesy © Scott McDonald (Hedrich Blessing)

Cold cathode lighting makes the air circulation atrium into art, Image Courtesy © Scott McDonald (Hedrich Blessing)

Image Courtesy © Elliott + Associates Architects

Image Courtesy © Elliott + Associates Architects

Image Courtesy © Elliott + Associates Architects

Image Courtesy © Elliott + Associates Architects

Image Courtesy © Elliott + Associates Architects

Image Courtesy © Elliott + Associates Architects

Image Courtesy © Elliott + Associates Architects

Image Courtesy © Elliott + Associates Architects

Image Courtesy © Elliott + Associates Architects

Image Courtesy © Elliott + Associates Architects

Image Courtesy © Elliott + Associates Architects

Image Courtesy © Elliott + Associates Architects

Image Courtesy © Elliott + Associates Architects

Image Courtesy © Elliott + Associates Architects

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