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When the Northside Church in Clovis, California decided to reinvent their stretch of lawn as a dynamic new multi-purpose plaza, the primary goal was to create something special, whether it be for celebrating the birth of a child, affirming one’s faith or for friends and family gatherings and church events welcoming one and all.

“In early conversations about the new entry plaza, the church’s goal was to provide a place for people to connect – to their faith and to one another,” says Terry Broussard, Principal with Broussard Associates, who led landscape architecture services for the redeveloped space in front of the church, which opened in September 2016. The new multi-purpose plaza accommodates a wide range of church functions ranging from large-group baptismal weekend services and small-group prayer studies. Broussard believes that effective landscape architecture ought to positively impact the way people live, work, play and pray and strives to mix architecture, horticulture, engineering and art into a single practice.

“The church was committed to the idea of creating a space that invited others in. Thinking of those who might not be attracted to traditional churches was key.” To expand the range of interest and energize the plaza during daily use, The Frappe House, a new handcrafted coffee shop was built animating the baptismal pool and amphitheater seating. In all, the plaza design objectives were to connect the church’s primary entrance, the youth ministry center next door and the coffee shop while also servicing individual and group baptismal celebrations in a harmonious space.

“This plaza really has a lot of interesting programming possibilities beyond the baptismal space,” says Broussard. The design blends a lot of forms and walls, rock work and fire pits, along with both integrated and moveable seating choices. Roll up garage doors and roughhewn raw materials fill The Frappe House to capture contemporary design sensibilities common to many chain coffee shops. “The whole design has a more progressive, culturally relevant feel than church spaces do traditionally.”

The challenge was in working to accommodate a diverse program of possible uses and group sizes. Baptismal weekend services might be attended by a hundred or more while weekday bible study may engage only a handful of teens after school. Appropriate exterior spaces that accommodate many different groups and purposes also had to be fit into a relatively small area tucked between three structures of independent functions. Creating harmonious connections throughout the plaza while having a modern, socially contemporary design aesthetic led Brussard to the use of curvilinear patterns spiraling out from the baptismal pool in the center of the design. Radiating outward, the patterns form seating areas, viewing sections and gathering spaces as the plaza steps up from the baptismal pool toward each building. The use of curves allows the energy of each space to easily be focused on either the main building it serves or conversely toward the center during baptisms. The key to tying it all together, Broussard shares was in the primary hardscape choice – decorative concrete.

Broussard took the clients to see several different decorative concrete projects and then introduced them to Heritage Bomanite. The final scope of work included 41,000 square feet of flat work, 650 lineal feet of walls, and some 4,000 square feet of  the Bomanite custom polished concrete Patene Teres System in The Frappe House. Northside Christian Church ended up selecting a combination of the Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems; Sandscape Refined Antico finish in Bomanite Light Brown, and Bomanite Sandscape Texture  in three colors to get the cohesive yet varied look they wanted in order to connect the exterior spaces.

 

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Completed in 2014, this luxury residential tower includes a restaurant, café, main lobby, tech center, office space and fitness center. The Bomanite Licensed Contractor, Bomel Construction worked with designers, Rios-Clementi and GC Pankow to provide walkways, paths and outdoor entertaining area with a sophistication that matches the world class architecture. The Bomanite Exposed Aggregate System, Bomanite Revealed was installed in two finishes. One with a white base, beach tint and seeded with mother of pearl shells aggregate and the other with a gray base, black tint and inyo white rock to match the upscale lifestyle.

The Emerson brings elegance to downtown LA living and boasts over 250 residential units ranging in size from studios to one- and two-bedroom layouts. The Emerson promotes a warm sense of community within an urban landscape.

Rising 20 stories above the epicenter of Los Angeles’ arts and culture scene, The Emerson unifies architecture, exquisite design and a marquee location. Panoramic views of the entire city from residences and amenity spaces create an awe inspiring setting for city living and instill a feeling of connectivity to downtown Los Angeles.

The Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems can provide the elegance needed to match the design in color and type of aggregates available, decorative finishes and designed sawcuts revealing just how brilliant concrete can be.

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Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Sandscape Refined

Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Sandscape Refined

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bomanite Sandscape Refined is an architectural exposed concrete system that showcases the fine aggregates. Specialized concrete mix designs, dry shake color hardener and/or integral color, topical treatments and advanced application procedures produce this low lifecycle cost system.

Bomanite Sandscape Refined is best suited for exterior applications offering improved wear resistance for light to moderate vehicular or foot traffic. Available in a multitude of standard and custom colors, including light-reflective formulations that can reduce heat island effect make this system an excellent environmentally friendly choice for walkways, pathways, driveways to plazas, stadiums, and waterparks.

Featured Benefits
• Quartz Aggregate Exposure
• Durable for Sustainable Design
• Architectural Installations
• Increased Surface and Slip Resistance
• Permanent Lightfast Colors
• Wide Range of Color Options

Victory Park is a 75 acre mixed use development that surrounds American Airlines Arena. It is home of the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars and is located in downtown Dallas. In 2014 a redevelopment with a focus on pedestrian-friendly improvements to Victory Park Lane was commenced. The goal was to improve the overall pedestrian experience and connectivity between American Airlines Center / Victory Plaza and the Southern area of Victory Park.

The street and streetscape improvements were a vital component of transforming Victory Park into Dallas’ premier walkable entertainment district. Texas Bomanite worked with Stantec ViBE in choosing the best medium for the proposed redevelopment streetscape areas. Bomanite Sandscape Texture was part of the hardscape design which included granite pavers, concrete pavers, and amenities such as benches, lighting, tree grates and signage. The Architect’s design of the Sandscape areas included sandblasting of a geometric pattern.

Texas Bomanite installed 4,500 Square Feet of Bomanite Sandscape Paving in the hardscape areas along Victory Park Lane between the tree grates and curbs. The project was built in 3 phases to meet the General Contractors critical schedule and to accommodate the W Hotel, High Rise Residences, Restaurants, and other businesses along Victory Park Lane.

The work performed by Texas Bomanite earned them top recognition and a Gold Award for the Best Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Project of the year.

Bomanite Sandscape Texture is designed for outdoor applications where an alternate to conventional concrete finishes is required. Sandscape Texture, one of the Exposed Aggregate Systems offered by Bomanite for architectural concrete surfaces, utilizes specialized concrete mix designs, additives, topical treatments and advanced application procedures.

The finished Sandscape Texture product resembles sand blasted concrete and can incorporate specialized colored sands in the concrete and aggregates exceeding 3/8” in diameter. The final product is an economical alternate to other decorative finishes while producing a monolithic concrete slab with a low life cycle cost due to the pre-aged nature of the surface. Applications include plazas, shopping centers, schools and exterior walkways—anywhere improved wear resistance for light- to moderate-duty vehicular or foot traffic is necessary. These highly durable surfaces are available in a multitude of standard and custom options, including light-reflective formulations that reduce heat island effect.

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The Sprint Center is Kansas City’s home for sports, concerts, family shows, collegiate competitions, tournaments and special events. Bomanite Licensee, Musselman & Hall installed 64,000 of concrete hardscapes during the construction of the arena. A small portion of their work involved The Moon’s Plaza. The project designer, Chris Doyle, created The Moons as the Percent-for-Art component of the Sprint Arena, in Kansas City, Missouri.
In front of the huge glass arena, Mr. Doyle created a plaza with three elliptical gardens, each with a water component. Hanging above each of the gardens is a moon, a circular LED video screen that shows individuals flying across the screen simulating orbiting the arena. Musselman & Hall, brought the surface to life resembling rock and sand textures with Bomanite’s Imprint and Exposed Aggregate Systems. A custom imprint pattern of random rocks was designed to achieve a look of natural stone once stamped and colored with Bomanite Black Color Hardener. Along with the imprinted surface Bomanite Sandscape Texture integrally colored in white was woven through the design to provide contrast, movement and
flow to the surroundings.

Sprint Center Kansas City

Sprint Center

Moon's Plaza Kansas City

Sprint Center Moon’s Plaza

Bomanite Stamped Concrete

Moon’s Plaza Bomanite Stamped and Exposed Concrete

Bomanite of Tulsa, Inc. worked with Alaback Design Associates to specify Bomanite Revealed Exposed Aggregate System to produce a slip resistant surface for a splash pad on the City of Tulsa, Parks Department project Manion Park.

Manion Park Splash pad used recycled glass as the aggregate to produce the vibrant paving option that offered excellent slip resistance for kids on the playground. Saw-cuts where placed between colors to produce a clean break point for each color on the 2,800 SF splash pad.

Concrete Glass

Bomanite Revealed Assortment of Red, Blue, Yellow, Green and Orange Glass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bomanite Revealed is an architectural exposed concrete with varying exposure depths using decorative aggregates that are bond in a unique binder and apply to plastic concrete. The Bomanite Revealed System utilizes pre-blended binders, light fast pigments, topical treatments and advanced application procedures to produce a finished product that showcases the seeded aggregate. Unlike most surface seeded installations, Bomanite Revealed provides 100% exposure of the decorative aggregate with no native sands detracting from the finished appearance. The final product is unique alternate to other decorative concrete finishes while producing a monolithic concrete slab with a low life cycle cost due to the pre-aged nature of the surface. Bomanite Revealed is suited for exterior applications—anywhere that improved wear resistance for light to moderate-duty vehicular or foot traffic combined with an architectural finish is necessary.

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Bomanite Revealed Exposed Aggregate System – Manion Park

Manion Park Playground

Manion Park Playground

Bomanite Alloy

ONEOK Plaza -Bomanite Alloy

ONEOK Plaza - Bomanite Alloy Shale Gray and Natural Gray Color Hardener

ONEOK Plaza – Bomanite Alloy Shale Gray and Natural Gray Color Hardener

ONEOK Plaza Close Up Bomanite Alloy

ONEOK Plaza Close Up Bomanite Alloy

ONEOK Plaza Renovation

ONEOK Plaza Renovation

Alaback Design Associates approached Bomanite Licensed contractor Bomanite of Tulsa, Inc. to create a paving option for the ONEOK Plaza redevelopment project. Instead of the usual band-aid repair project, the natural gas company opted for a $4.8 million renovation of Plaza Commons, an area along Sixth Street between Boulder and Cheyenne avenues. The renovation includes a multipurpose outdoor space, complete with new seating and green-space landscaping for employees and downtown visitors that incorporates a modern feel that complements the revitalization of downtown Tulsa.

Alaback Design Associates wanted a product to complement the granite pavers being used on the project and after working with Bomanite of Tulsa, Inc. on the choices available, samples produced and colors selected, Bomanite Alloy was chosen as a perfect option for the concrete paving.

Bomanite Alloy, a Bomanite Exposed Aggregate System, offers a blend of reflective aggregates to create a unique decorative finish for a highly durable monolithic slab. Bomanite Alloy can be placed exterior for use with light to moderate duty vehicular traffic or foot traffic.

Helzberg Penguin Plaza Entrance

Helzberg Penguin Plaza Entrance

Helzberg Penguin Plaza Entrance - Bomanite Sandscape Texture

Helzberg Penguin Plaza Entrance – Bomanite Sandscape Texture

Helzberg Penguin Plaza Entrance - Bomanite Sandscape Texture

Helzberg Penguin Plaza Entrance – Bomanite Sandscape Texture

The design team at Bowman Bowman Novick approached Bomanite Licensee, Musselman & Hall Contractors in 2012 to discuss the 2,500 square foot plaza that serves as the entrance to a new, $15 million, state-of-the-art penguin exhibit at the Kansas City Zoo that opened in November 2013. Bowman Bowman Novick, along with associate architects, The Portico Group of Seattle, WA created an exhibit that is a multifaceted, rich experience that features four penguin species as well as other exotic aquarium species with an emphasis on the world’s southern oceans and shoreline habitats. Both indoor and outdoor exhibits  incorporate land and water viewing of Tropical and Antarctica penguin species such as Humboldt or Blackfoots, and King, Gentoo and Rockhopper.

Musselman & Hall worked with the design team to incorporate the overall theme and vision for the decorative concrete plaza entrance by choosing the Bomanite Exposed Aggregate System, Bomanite Sandscape Texture and Bomanite Con-Color in various Blues and Green. The Bomanite Sandscape finished plaza was engraved and stained to replicate the earth from a South Pole perspective. Antarctica, Australia, South America, Africa, and the Galapagos Islands were created along with the oceans by using Bomanite Con-Color. The stain was layered from light to dark tones to create relief and variation in the oceans and land masses. The oceans were stained a light blue near the continents; transitioning to deep, dark blue at the deepest areas of the ocean for a real world effect. Along with replicating the continent, eighteen species of penguins along with their unique footprints (to scale) were engraved into the plaza that required a critical layout and accurate execution. The work performed by Musselman & Hall earned them top recognition and a Gold Award for the Best Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Project of the year.  The Helzberg Penguin Plaza entrance is the just the beginning to inspire people’s interest in becoming stewards of the planet’s wild penguin populations. For more information on the Helzberg Penguin Plaza and LEED Certification:  http://kcparks.org/2013/11/helzberg-penguin-plaza-fact-sheet/

 

Flight 93 Memorial Map

Flight 93 Memorial Map

Flight 93 Memorial

Flight 93 Memorial

Flight 93 Memorial

Flight 93 Memorial

Flight 93 Memorial

Flight 93 Memorial

On September 10, 2011 the permanent Flight 93 National Memorial was dedicated and opened to the public. The National Park Service
(NPS) was assigned as the lead agency, you can find additional construction information, pictures of the memorial site, details for visiting
at: http://www.nps.gov/flni/planyourvisit/design-and-construction.htm

Completed features include the New Entrance, Approach Road and Ring Road and The Memorial Plaza at the Crash Site that consists of
several features; Visitor Shelter and Arrival Court, Memorial Plaza Hemlock Grove and Impact Site, Wall of Names and Flight Path.The Memorial Plaza contains long sloping black precast concrete walls that mark the northern edge of the larger crash site and debris field.
Benches offer places of rest and contemplation. Visitors can leave tributes in small niches in the wall. As they make their way to the Wall
of Names, the Memorial Plaza Walkway is created with Bomanite Revealed, installed by Bomanite Licensee, Bomanite Central
Pennsylvania to complement the 45 degree angled walls.

Bomanite Sandscape Texture High School Pool Deck

Bomanite Sandscape Texture High School Pool Deck

Bomanite Sandscape Texture High School Pool Deck

Bomanite Sandscape Texture High School Pool Deck

Bomanite Sandscape Texture High School Pool Deck

Bomanite Sandscape Texture High School Pool Deck

Due to an issue with extensive epoxy bubbling and delamination, Central Unified School District located in Fresno, california was interested in removing and replacing a large portion of the existing pool deck around the competition,activity and receiving pools and replacing it with a solid surface with a non-slip finish.

Heritage Bomanite bid and won the job and proposed a Bomanite Sandscape finish due to its durability and
non-slip qualities. The district accepted Heritage Bomanite’s suggestion after examining the on-site samples that were poured. Work progressed for just under three months during which a wide array of work was completed, including the installation of over 13,000 SF of Bomanite Sandscape concrete with an exposed sand finish. The complete scope of work included the demolition and removal of the existing epoxy coated concrete, the installation of 550 LF of 2’ cantilevered nose around the competition pool, replacing the slot drains with 1045 LF of PolyCast drain with removable tops, the installation of 2600 LF of self leveling joint sealant and 84 LF of non-sag underwater joint sealant, the installation of all depth marker and water polo tiles, and the installation of over 90 anchors for various diving platforms, hand rails, and water polo goals and stanchions.

For more photos of this project visit: http://www.bomanite.com/products/ExposedProjectProfiles/CentralEastHighSchool_SS_Exposed.pdf