Proj Overview

Project Overview

The Indiana University Stadium consist of six stories and is 130,000 square feet. Precast concrete form-liners were created by taking impressions from actual blocks of limestone. Bands of smooth-faced precast were integrated with the textured areas to help articulate the look of individual stone blocks. The corners of the towers feature panels poured with an invisible cold-formed joint at the outside corner, allowing significant depth to each leg and further creating the illusion of large stone blocks to coordinate with the collegiate gothic limestone architecture of the academic campus.

Cast into the architectural panels is a one-story tall Indiana University logo. Adding further character, the university’s name is also cast into the panels with an incised font. Narrow smooth-faced precast piers rise from the structure’s base, framing curtain wall openings. The addition connects the stadium’s two original sides, forming a bowl shape.

Precast Solution

Precast concrete form liners were used to impart a split-faced limestone-like texture to emulate giant blocks of quarry limestone on this university football stadium addition.

 

Awards
2010 Design AwardsBest Stadium/Arena Co-Winner
Project Team

Architect

RATIO Architects Inc., Indianapolis, Ind. 

Engineer

Fink, Roberts & Petrie Inc., Indianapolis, Ind. 

Contractor

Pepper Construction Company of Indiana, LLC, Indianapolis, Ind. 

Owner

Indiana University 

Precaster

Gate Precast Co., Winchester, Ky. 

Precast Specialty Engineer

CSD, Milwaukee, Wis.

Key Project Attributes

  • Precast formliners were used to create a limestone-like texture
  • Bands of smooth-faced precast were used in the textured areas to help articulate the look.
  • One-story tall Indiana University logo cast into the architectural precast panels

Project/Precast Scope

  • 6 stories
  • 130,000 square feet
  • 469 pieces of precast concrete were used