VOIDED CONCRETE SLABS
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University of Iowa Art Building

Building Upon The Design Team’s Vision

 

Voided concrete slabs meet challenges in a clearly innovative structure.

 

PROJECT VOIDED SLAB ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • Enabled a flexible column layout

  • Load reduction:

  • Created large open spans with flat soffits


The University of Iowa in Iowa City is taking full advantage of voided slabs.

Designed by Steven Holl Architects, BNIM Architects and Burro Happold |SEA Engineers, the University of Iowa Arts Building takes concrete strengths to a new level.

 
Enabling Flow  — Voided concrete slabs create more column free space and accommodate creativity.

Enabling Flow — Voided concrete slabs create more column free space and accommodate creativity.

 
 
Preparing for Concrete Placement  — The well established grid makes preparation straightforward and inspection clear.

Preparing for Concrete Placement — The well established grid makes preparation straightforward and inspection clear.


ARCHITECT:      

  • Steven Holl Architects

  • BNIM Architects

ENGINEER:       

  • Burro Happold |SEA

BUILDERS: 

  • Miron Construction