Exterior work is nearing the finish line on Innovation Tower, a 12-story state-of-the-art medical office building at 225 East Rollins Street in North Orange, Orlando. Designed by HuntonBrady Architects and developed by Peachtree Corners, Georgia-based Meadows & Ohly, the 149-foot-tall structure will yield 326,000 square feet of space housing a mix of medical offices, research and testing centers, healthcare centers and hospital uses. The project is part of AdventHealth’s 172-acre Health Village community just minutes north of Downtown Orlando that comprises apartments, a hotel, additional hospital beds, medical office spaces, general office space and retail shops. Batson-Cook Construction is the general contractor.
YIMBY recently checked in on the state of construction for Innovation Tower with new photos of the core and shell building almost completely clad in glass, metal, precast concrete panels and stucco finishes. The tower is comprised of three sections: the central concrete core and two concrete shells; one on the south parallel to East Rollins Street and the other on the north fronting the pocket park on East Winter Park Street. The property in general is located between Dade Avenue and the Interstate 4, which is the western limit of AdventHealth’s Health Village.
Louvered metal screens are being installed on the parapet walls on the north side. The south parapet wall is fully clad already.
The northern and southern elevations of the building are fully enveloped in glass with metallic trims in between each horizontal row of panels. Workers are currently setting metal fins of different lengths in place on the southern curtain wall, adding a bit of texture to the elevation as opposed to just having a simple wall of glass. The glass is highly reflective, visible during days of blue skies with scattered clouds.
The concrete shells are clad and framed with precast concrete panels spanning the entire east and west elevations, as well as the eyebrow lining the parapet wall and mechanical roof. Due to a slight inclination at the top of the parapet walls, the building appears to be oriented towards the east, and can be seen with much architectural prominence driving through the Interstate 4 in either direction.
The central core is clad in contrast to the shells, featuring checkered vertical sections of floor-to-ceiling glass windows in between panels of grey smooth stucco.
The ground floor is already sealed in with double-height store front glass systems, and work is in progress on the pocket park and public spaces.
The 12th floor will have an outdoor deck that will feature a 6-foot-tall glass railing when complete. According to renderings of the project, there should eventually be a massive AdventHealth sign above the deck.
Finfrock built the 10-story parking structure connected to the tower, fit for 1,600 vehicles.
Below are renderings of Innovation Tower from HuntonBrady Architects.
Innovation Tower at Health Village is schedule to complete construction and open late 2022.