PA Judicial Center Parking Garage
Structural Precast Elements:
Harrisburg’s Capitol Complex parking garage is a new 805-space structure that serves the employees and visitors to the new Pennsylvania Judicial Center, the administrative center for Pennsylvania's Unified Judicial System.
The five-level, 247,000 sq. ft. garage was cast in a standard mix design buff color Exposed surfaces have a light and medium sandblast finish that allows the precast components to match the Indiana limestone used on the Judicial Center and the other buildings of the complex. Formliner was used to create horizontal reveals in the third and fourth floor spandrels to add a human scale to the project. Fifth floor spandrels also received formliner details comprising a unique circle and block theme that suggests motion and adds architectural interest. Mounted on the roof are metal screens that cast linear shadows complementing the horizontal design theme.
Large openings in the spandrels and shear walls, together with lite walls inside the structure, permit maximum light penetration for a bright, open interior. Two glass-enclosed stair and elevator towers increase security for employees and visitors to the Complex. With metal accent columns extending from the second to the fifth floors, the parking deck is a good neighbor, blending almost seamlessly into the fabric of nearby buildings.