Orion Federal Credit / archimania

Orion Federal Credit / archimania

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Memphis, United States
  • Architects: archimania
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  4237
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016
  • Photographs Photographs:  Hank Mardukas
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Sioux City Brick, Nettleton Concrete, Inc, Ralph Jones Sheet Metal
  • General Contractor :Grinder Taber & Grinder, Inc.
  • Mechanical Engineering :Haltom Engineering
  • Structural Engineering :Ozeryansky Structural Engineering
  • Civil Engineering :Powers Hill Design
  • Electrical Engineering :DePouw Engineering
  • City:Memphis
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Text description provided by the architects. A Credit Union had a history of building individual relationships between its staff and its members, and between its brand and the larger community. The Credit Union wanted to establish a presence on a small corner lot (formerly housing a gas station) within the Memphis Medical District.

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© Hank Mardukas

The design strategy uses bands of material that stretch across the site, creating spaces for pedestrians and vehicles and weaving surrounding context to exterior and interior spaces. The building massing is comprised of two interior volumes linked to two covered exterior spaces. The volumes, one glazed open banking hall, and one more closed support structure, slide past each other along the site's bands. The open glazed volume is positioned closer to the corner, addressing the corner and welcoming pedestrians. The closed volume slides away from the street, creating a pocket park between the parking area and the covered building entry. The closed volume's canopy creates a space for drive-through banking. An undulating zinc panel system traces the outlines of the interior and exterior building volumes, and touches down once at the corner of the open banking hall. Brick forms support the curtain and create a variety of interaction spaces from inside to out. 

Material Diagram
Material Diagram

The linking of materials and spaces to the landscape and the landscape to the context creates a larger impact for a smaller building, and a connection between an institution and the community it serves.

© Hank Mardukas
© Hank Mardukas

The final construction cost is $1,576,478 or $372/sf. The total building area is 4,237 sf. Consultants for the project included Haltom Engineering for mechanical, Ozeryansky Structural Engineering, Powers Hill Design for civil and DePouw Engineering for electrical. Grinder Taber & Grinder, Inc. was the general contractor for this project. All photos by Hank Mardukas Photography.

© Hank Mardukas
© Hank Mardukas

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Address:Memphis, TN, United States

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Cite: "Orion Federal Credit / archimania" 22 Jun 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/872878/orion-federal-credit-archimania> ISSN 0719-8884

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