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Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Indianapolis Museum of Art Visitors Pavilion

Indianapolis Museum of Art
Indianapolis Museum of Art

The Ruth Lille Visitors Pavilion is constructed of ipe wood from Brazil, charred cedar wood from Indiana, steel, acrylic and glass. The roof is constructed of large steel beams as the load-bearing element which spans from the interior to the exterior. Schöck Isokorb®, structural thermal break elements are installed in the layer of insulation between the two head plates of the steel beams.

The steel construction company produced the steel members and front plates with complete positions and dimensions as specified. The modular concept of Isokorb®, allowed up to five thermal breaks modules per steel beam. The structural engineer was able to dimension the required types, and our design department created CAD drawings with US standards and US profiles.

This project won 2012 Honor Awards from the American Institute of Architects. http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2012/architecture/RuthLilly/index.htm

Start of construction

2009

Architect

Marlon Blackwell

Structural Engineer

Guy Nordenson & Associates

Construction company

The Hagerman Group

Reason to install these products

The roof construction details included large steel beams as the load-bearing element which spanned from the interior to the exterior. Architect Marlon Blackwell aimed to prevent thermal bridging found in this typical design.