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C470 at Alameda Parkway Interchange Photosimulations

CDOT, Jefferson County, Colorado.

POITRA Visual provided Design Visualization services to the City of Lakewood and Jefferson County on the C470 Alameda Parkway Interchange Project. The new interchange was needed to increase access for planned new development. One of the interchange ramps skirted the Rooney Ranch Historic District requiring a new retaining wall.

As the wall faced the historic property design visualization was needed to help the district determine which of the design alternatives would be most compatable with the district's buildings. Photo-simulation was the the best medium to explore wall treatment options.

Take a closer look! The highly developed skills of the Artists at POITRA Visual make your concept reality (click to magnify).

Photo-realistic design visualization and simulation by POITRA Visual


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Mouse-over images above to toggle between the existing photo and the photosimulations.

POITRA photographers made a photo survey of the Rooney Ranch site concentrating on views that would illustrate the potential visual impact to the district property and best describe the alternatives.

A photograph was selected from the survey to represent existing conditions for the simulations. The alternatives included a fill slope on district property with native seeding or retaining wall. Architectural wall treatments included a conventional wall, a stone faced wall or a stone faced wall with accent pilasters.

POITRA Visual's 3D modelers used the Engineer's preliminary design plans to create 3D site models of the fill and wall alternatives. These were used simply to ensure correct placement and sizing of the new bridge and various slopes and walls.

Each alternative model was then camera matched to the existing photograph. The 3D models were then rendered and composited with the new base photograph. The wall treatments options were then created using traditional digital painting techniques. A final photo-realistic simulation was produced for each of the four alternatives and options.

POITRA graphic artists designed large poster sized displays for each of the alternatives, that included a view of the existing conditions for comparison and titles for alternative identification. The displays were printed and mounted on boards for use as meeting materials for the county's public process. article end

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Take a closer look! POITRA created a displays suitable for printing at poster and handout sizes (click to magnify).