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  Fleur de Lis on MainFleur de Lis on Main


Potter & Associates Architects
333 E Main Street #500, Louisville KY 40202

General Description

Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Date Bid: Jan 2005
Construction Period: Sep 2006 to June 2009
Total Square Feet: 242,555 Site: 1.19 acres.
Number of Buildings: One/Mixed use.
Building Size: Basement (parking): 51,270; first floor (retail): 29,580; second through fifth floor (condo): 40,250 per floor; penthouse: 705; total, 242,555 square feet.
Building Height: Basement, -11’; first floor, 16’; second floor, +12’; each additional floor, +12’; floor to floor, 12’; total, 65’.
Basic Construction Type: New/Structural steel/2B.
Foundation: Cast-in-place. Exterior Walls: Brick, curtainwall, cement panels. Roof: Membrane. Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.

Construction Team

Structural Engineer: Stanley D. Lindsey & Associates, Ltd. - 5000 Maryland Way, #250, Brentwood, TN 37027
General Contractor: Bosse Mattingly Constructors, Inc. - 2116 Plantside Drive, Louisville, KY 40299
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Kerr Greulich Engineer, Inc. - 1534 Ormsby Station Court, Louisville, KY 40224

Fleur de Lis on Main is located on a 1.2-acre urban in-fill site near the Central Business District of Louisville, Kentucky. Major efforts were directed towards creating a design solution which will enliven and help in the re-vitalization of this urban area.

The development is a mixed-use building consisting of 20,000 square-feet 1st Floor commercial/retail space, 82 residential condominiums on Floors 2-5, secured underground parking for 146 cars and a roof-top terrace offering views of downtown and the surrounding neighborhood. Additionally, a fitness room and a community room are available for the residents' use. Two interior courtyards with water features were created on the roof of the underground parking garage using roof-top garden design applications to provide green space for the residents.

The building massing was designed to include projecting glass bays and balconies to re-enforce the sense of interaction with the street and convey the feeling that residents are invested in the neighborhood.

The exterior also reflects the scale and bay rhythms of the neighborhood's existing older masonry buildings and utilizes materials found in the area's newer more contemporary structures. The brick and stone veneer was spaced away from the structural frame allowing the more contemporary glass and paneled materials to visually weave behind, suggesting a blend of the old and new. Standard masonry shapes were used to design a simple, crisp reference to the older masonry structures.

A three-foot thick matt foundation and basement walls were used to structurally resist movement. Steel brace frame and concrete shear walls were used only on perimeter walls with window openings being formed through the concrete shear walls. The parking was placed underground, allowing units to surround open courtyards. The steel framing was erected using a mobile crane placed in the basement.

Materials used in construction include high performance blue tinted insulating glass with anodized aluminum frames; painted autoclaved cement fiber panels; brick and Corbelstone veneers. Decomposed granite and tumbled glass are used on the pathways in the courtyards.

The mechanical system consists of an individually metered high efficiency split system HVAC. Additional energy saving measures include full 6-inch exterior cavity/sprayed cellulose insulation; tinted high performance Low-E insulated glazing and thermal break frames; operable windows are in rooms where possible. Insulated, white reflective TPO membrane was used on the building roof. The untreated fountain water is reused to irrigate the intensive garage roof gardens of the courtyards.

The first floor elevation was stepped to accommodate the 6-foot grade change and provide handicapped access to all of the main entries. At the east entry, a dignified handicapped access ramp was incorporated into the building facade. All interior building spaces are fully accessible. Individual units are designed to visually engage the street and neighborhood and convey a feeling of confidence in being a part of the area.

The semi-private courtyards help to encourage interaction among the residents as well as with the community while providing serene areas.


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