Proximity Hotel

Greensboro, NC
ARCHITECT:
Centrepoint Architecture
CONTRACTOR:
Weaver Cooke Construction
Metromont Project Details

Project Overview

The Proximity Hotel set out to be the first hotel to achieve LEED® Platinum Status without compromising one iota of the guest’s total experience. And create a timeless structure that will stand the test of time.

Proximity has a total of 147 rooms with 5,000 sf of conference and event space as well as a full-service restaurant.

Metromont worked closely with the architect and owner up front to ensure we could provide the exact look they envisioned. The use of precast concrete panels in the construction of the hotel became an essential part of the project’s overall success. Precast concrete insulated sandwich wall panels, provided a continuous layer of insulation that exceeds ASHRAE 90.1, which contributed to a 39% reduction in energy usage. The use of regionally sourced and recycled materials also contributed to the structure’s LEED status. The smooth troweled finish on the interior side of the panels was left exposed providing a durable interior finish, and also reducing potential for mold and the amount of drywall needed. In the end, we helped Proximity achieve what no other hotel has done to date: LEED® Platinum Certification.

The Challenge for Proximity Hotel was to design it as a 1930’s “Cut and Sew” textile Factory while maximizing its sustainability performance at every turn. The speed, cost, efficiency and versatility of precast sandwich panels were the ideal solution for this project and helped Proximity achieve the status as the first LEED® Platinum Hotel.”

–F. Thomas Murphy, AIA, Centrepoint Architecture

Project Details

AAA Four Diamond, 147-room luxury hotel
Eight-level C.I.P. structure cladded with R-13 c.i. precast panels
11” and 9.5” Insulated Walls
38,000 sf of Insulated Wall Panels; 403 Pieces
Concrete contains 4% fly ash (224,000 pounds), the mineral residue left after the combustion of coal that is diverted from landfills
Erected in 35 days
First LEED® Platinum Hotel

Architectural Details & Finishes

Various depths of sandblast finished gray concrete
Different thickness of panels and reveals to create shadow lines and depth

Sustainability Highlights

Use of local regional materials Recycled content, including fly ash and steel
Use of thermal efficient mass wall building system with continuous Insulation to meet and exceed ASHRAE Energy Standard
Large panels minimize air infiltration

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"Metromont was an excellent partner and worked seamlessly, closely to collaborate almost as an extension of our design team. It’s incredible how quickly it all came together.”
Scott Johnston
AIA Johnston Design Group
"The precast concrete design was able to meet the stringent performance requirements of the structure while providing an aesthetically pleasing, sustainable final product at an affordable price point."
Ben Townes
Townes + Architects
"Metromont’s team embraced our idea and got their whole team on board. It’s one thing for sales managers to want to make architects happy, but to have the plant manager, the finishing crew foreman and engineers fully engaged is something else. Metromont was extremely cooperative – the project was a win-win for everyone.”
K.J. Jacobs, AIA
McMillan Pazdan Smith

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