Cummins Corporate Office Building - Columbus, Indiana, USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 39° 12.225 W 085° 55.366
16S E 593012 N 4339940
Quick Description: Corporate headquarters for leading diesel manufacturer located in Columbus, Indiana.
Location: Indiana, United States
Date Posted: 5/7/2011 8:24:23 AM
Waymark Code: WMBCVC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas
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Long Description:
"The Cummins Corporate Office Building in Columbus, Indiana is a modernist office building designed by Kevin Roche. Constructed in 1983, the building serves as the corporate headquarters of the Cummins engine company. It was constructed on an old railroad yard and is unique for being built around the Cerealine Building, which was Cummins' first factory building.

As part of its commitment to the architecture of Columbus, Indiana, the Cummins engine company provided funds to building projects in the town that made use of world famous architects. When it decided to construct a new corporate headquarters, it turned to renowned Pritzker Prize winning architect, Kevin Roche.

The building is built on a three-block plot of land that formerly served as a rail yard in downtown Columbus. As part of its distinctive construction, Roche built the new precast concrete structure around the original Cerealine Building which served as Cummins' first factory and administrative officers. The original building was also renovated to serve as the cafeteria for the employees of the company.

Roche used precast concrete and glass as his primary building elements in the 200,000 sq ft (19,000 m2) building. Jack Curtis executed the landscaping for the facility, including the large open green area on the eastern side that is open to the public as a park. The building aged well since its construction and As of 2010, remains in use by Cummins as its headquarters." - Wikipedia
Architect: Kevin Roche

Prize received: Pritzker Architecture Prize

In what year: 1982

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