To maximize footprint efficiency and align a new theater complex with an adjacent retail building, designers built the theater atop a three-level parking structure.
The parking levels were created with a total-precast concrete structural framing system that saved a significant costs.
The building features three levels of precast concrete parking, one at grade level and two supported, with a steel-framed theater constructed on that base. A “podium” level was created with steel beams and cast-in-place concrete between the two structures to act as transfer beams to shift loading from the columns in the theater to the bay columns in the parking.
The building is adjacent to a two-story retail space on top of two levels of parking. The theater, on essentially the fourth floor of the new building, aligns with the adjacent top story, providing access to a food court that creates an entertainment/dining level across the two.