For three consecutive years, Asheville Regional Airport experienced record-breaking passenger service. When Tindall was tasked with creating a new precast concrete parking structure for the airport, they had two goals in mind. The first was to help meet the growing air travel needs in Western North Carolina for years to come. The second was to meet customers’ requests for easy, level, and covered walking access to the terminal from the parking area. The result was a 343,884-square-foot, five-story precast parking structure that features stunning architectural elements that help it blend perfectly with the natural beauty of its surroundings.
Beginning in February 2017, the construction team had just nine short months to have this precast parking structure operational for the holiday travel season. To add to the necessity of speed, approximately 400 parking spaces were displaced at the start of this construction, making an expeditious completion even more vital. Fortunately, performing under tight deadlines has always been Tindall’s specialty. Once completed, the Asheville Regional Airport Parking Structure featured 1,300 parking spaces, a covered walkway that led directly to the terminal, and sensational architectural elements.
The architect of this five-story structure wanted it to blend seamlessly with the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains that surround it. To achieve this, Tindall created a series of precast concrete spandrels with intricate, form-lined patterns to resemble mountain ridges. By utilizing architectural precast with a sandblasted finish, along with the form-lined scenery, Tindall was able to create a structure as visually striking as it is essential to everyday operations.