Coreslab Structures (Omaha) Inc. manufactured the precast concrete wall panels used to construct the new Love Church in Omaha, NE. In addition to the main auditorium that seats about 750, the church includes a children’s wing and other gathering spaces highlighted with the church’s hot pink “L” logo. The new facility’s high-tech stage with giant LED screen (40 feet wide by 10 feet high) will provide an enhanced view of videos, graphics, lyrics and words.
Precast concrete was chosen for the project due to its rapid speed of construction and aesthetic versatility.
32,000 square feet of precast concrete wall panels and insulated precast concrete sandwich panels were used on the project. The sandwich panels used 4” of insulation.
Finishes included acid etching and sandblasting on the wall panels and thin brick on the insulated sandwich panels. The colors, including an Endicott Manganese Ironspot Velour for the thin brick, were chosen to provide a sleek, modern look.
Construction was completed in December 2020, and the congregation celebrated its grand opening on Christmas Eve.