As a social, cultural, and recreational center, the pavilion unifies beach, river walk, and picnic area just off a historic road into a healthy expression of community development. Poured concrete was first considered for the exterior walls and main floor structure, but the cost was overwhelming. Precast panels were then proposed as an alternative.
A local manufacturer/supplier had 13 panels recovered from a deconstructed retail store. The design challenge was to integrate these reused concrete insulated precast panels during the design development phase. The panels cover 40% of the exterior wall surfaces. Other than cutting and modifying each panel and slightly adjusting the architectural design for a seamless integration, the installation was quite simple and easy.