Architectural Block : Commercial Entry : GAINESVILLE WALMART
The city of Gainesville held the line on an architectural statement by refusing to say “Big Box!!”
The architects developed one of the most pleasing big box stores I had seen in some time, combining colored CMU, split face, and the Quik-Brik block that creates a 4x16 face brick appearance that most of those entering probably think is actually a clay masonry unit.
The project consisted of split face and smooth colored units and two blends of the Quik-Brik CMU. The combination of colors along with a pleasing articulation on all faces of the store scaled this “big box” down to an approachable and colorfully pleasing retail establishment.
Please record your scores on the 2016 MAF Masonry Excellence Awards Score Sheet.
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