One Museum Place is an architectural masterpiece of 215,000 square feet divided into two five-story buildings that house 44 custom residences. The exterior façades combine several cladding materials, with natural slate walls from Cupa Pizarras covering most of the building. The team in charge of the construction was the visionary developer John Wieland, Mack Scogin Merril Elam Architects, and General Contractor Brasfield & Gorrie.
One Museum Place is located at Atlanta’s arts district, 1301 Peachtree Street, right across from the High Museum of Art; a museum that has become the leading art museum in the Southeast of the USA and one of the most visited art museums in the world. The unique exterior cladding and the overall design of the complex have transformed One Museum Place into an iconic view in Midtown Atlanta. The exterior façades stand out not only because they harmoniously combine three cladding materials, but also because they combine three different slate patterns.
The design of the One Museum Place is one of a kind from the exterior façades to the interior design of the buildings. Every detail has been thought to transform the building into a unique experience. The combination of three different cladding materials required coordinated methods from three trades including material interfaces, material terminations, etc. Three different slate patterns were used on the project in response to building geometry and desired textures.
Slate Rainscreen Cladding
Although rainscreen cladding can be made from different materials, the architect had no doubt that natural slate was the best choice for this ambitious project. Throughout history, slate has proved its endurance as a building material. Furthermore, it performs wonderfully in any kind of weather. That is why Cupa Pizarras rainscreen cladding system CUPACLAD® was a perfect fit for the project, both from a design and a technical standpoint.
Custom Spanish Natural Slate
The design provided by the architect included several sizes of slate units, ranging from 10×12” to 12×6” and 12×10”. Therefore, some of the pieces had to be custom cut. The result: a unique, highly efficient and high-quality slate rainscreen cladding system.