|Indiana Toll Road celebrated the grand opening of its Howe travel plazas – both East and Westbound –
with an official ribbon cutting.
The new plazas feature a subtle floating roof form, supported by a front colonnade creating the classic front porch. A fully glazed façade reveals a vibrant interior that invites commuters to enter. The design presents a revealing and expressive interior during the day, and a light beacon for safety by night. This building takes full advantage of daylight with the use of shading controls provided by graphic and roof projection. These two elements not only reduce solar gain, but also provide a softer, pleasant atmosphere throughout the day. “Green design” was an important decision feature when choosing materials for this iconic plaza. The majority of building materials and finishes are composed of pre and post-consumer materials. All selected fabrics and upholsteries are cradle to cradle and paints are low VOC to provide clean indoor air quality. The plaza’s dynamic architecture and fresh colors provide a brilliant oasis for weary travelers entering or leaving the state.
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