ONE PLACE AT RIVERFRONT CROSSINGS | NEUMANN MONSON ARCHITECTS

 

AWARDS
AIA CENTRAL STATES DESIGN AWARDS / EXCELLENCE IN ARCHITECTURE_MERIT AWARD / 2017

 
 

THE PROJECT

LOCATION             
    IOWA CITY  IOWA
SQUARE FOOTAGE
    61,000 SF
OPENED
    2015  
PHOTOGRAPHY
    CAMERON CAMPBELL, INTEGRATED STUDIO

DESIGN ARCHITECT                     
   
 NEUMANN MONSON ARCHITECTS  |  IOWA CITY IOWA
OWNER
   
MIDWEST ONE BANK
CONTRACTOR
   
MCCOMAS LACINA CONSTRUCTION
CIVIL ENGINEER
    MMS CONSULTANTS
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT
    CONFLUENCE
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER
    M2B STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING
MEP ENGINEER
    MODUS
ACOUSTICS
    C&C CONSULTANTS
                               

 

THE STORY

Artfully tuned for efficiency and comfort, this six-story 56,000 sf office building in Iowa City, Iowa, houses operational functions for MidWestOne, a growing regional bank. The ground level accommodates a mortgage center and drive-through personal banking. The two floors above coordinate regional operations. Levels four and five are reserved for future tenants, and a penthouse accommodates indoor and outdoor events.

The building harnesses passive and active energy concepts currently more prevalent in Europe than in the US. The building’s orientation maximizes northern and southern daylight while minimizing eastern and western exposure. A narrow width, tall ceilings, and full-height glazing invite natural light to penetrate deep into the building, minimizing artificial lighting. Geothermal and photovoltaic systems further mitigate energy consumption. An advanced thermally-activated concrete core derives heat and cool from encased hydronic piping, providing added comfort. The result is a healthier environment that downsizes the building’s mechanical systems.

Form ever follows function in the building envelope’s expression. The exterior skin consists of patterned clear glass of calculated densities that address various solar orientations—denser to the east, west, and south, and open to the north.  The custom frit pattern, derived from the dollar bill’s elegant ‘guilloche’ engraving pattern, subtly and performatively communicates the building’s banking program.

 

FULL PROJECT GALLERY

 

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