Whole Foods Market Geofoam Project Profile
Whole Foods Market – (Austin, TX)
Whole Foods Market® is the world’s leading retailer of natural and organic foods and is also an active participant in the local communities. They recently finished a new 6-story corporate office with a grocery store located on the ground level. The building plans called for a new plaza to be built directly over the market and the structure could not support the additional weight of traditional fill materials. The designers were faced with finding a lightweight solution. Foam-Control Geofoam was selected to minimize the load on the roof structure of the market. In addition, the Foam-Control Geofoam was contoured to provide the enhanced landscaping in such a manner to add beauty to the design, at the same time assisting with water management for the plaza.