Client University of Victoria
Date Completed Feb 2009
Tags concrete stairs, ductal, precast concrete, uhpc
Priestly Law Library – UVIC – completed 2009
This white concrete circulation desk was designed to take advantage of the best qualities of UHPC. French white ductal with titanium dioxide was used to get a mix that was as white as possible. The main reception desk featured ductal pieces that returned on the front face with a textured surface. The largest piece was spanned nearly 10ft with a 4 ft return to the ground. The material was cast at only 1.25″ thick without any steel reinforcing. The design included the illusion that these counters were floating off the lower desk area. These ornamental yet utilitarian surfaces lends itself well to this high traffic environment, and add character and refinement to this educational facility.