Please join us in congratulating the Kennedy Center Expansion Project team for winning the Overall “Excellence” Award at the 2020 Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards Gala during The ACI Virtual Concrete Convention, October 26, 2020! ACI recognized a total of 12 winners around the world and this team won the highest honor!
The National Capital Chapter nominates the winners of our Excellence in Concrete Awards to compete against concrete projects around the world at the ACI National level.
Project Details: The Kennedy Center Expansion Project, known as the REACH, consists of three new buildings—the Welcome, Skylight, and River Pavilions—situated on the 4.6 acre campus along the Potomac River in Washington, DC. Each structure features titanium-white board-formed concrete, sweeping curves, and crisp clean lines that complement the existing monument. The Welcome, Skylight, and River Pavilions are all interconnected below-grade under a green roof where visitors can meander through the labyrinth of concrete curves. Multiple board form patterns and custom “crinkle” form liners add to the texture of the architectural concrete both above and below-grade. While the “crinkle” concrete creates a wonderful acoustic effect in the performance and rehearsal rooms, the visual effect is absolutely stunning.
Project Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Rxg9v7YZM4&feature=youtu.be
Project Team Members: Owner: U.S. Government; Architectural Firm: Steven Holl Associates; Engineering Firm: Silman; General Contractor: The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company; Concrete Contractor: The Lane Construction Corporation; Concrete Supplier: Vulcan Materials.
Congratulations again to the Kennedy Center team!
**Photo was taken prior to the implementation of COVID-19 safety measures**