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PLAID collaborated worked with Lenexa City and PGAV to design outdoor spaces for the new Lenexa Civic Center to express as they noted a “prairie deconstructed theme, which embodies the spirit and character of the native prairie (landform, geology, and vegetation) and the history of Lenexa in a contemporary, sustainable, and sophisticated motif.”

Lenexa City developed and opened a 300,000 plus-square-foot mixed-use campus, that includes a new City Hall, Park University, a Public Market, and a community Rec Center along with public gathering spaces. Bomanite Licensee, Musselman & Hall Contractors, had the opportunity to work with PGAV Architects and Plaid Collaborative on the design of the pedestrian plaza as part of the Civic Center.

The three primary outdoor spaces created were the Festival Plaza (a large plaza for public gatherings and celebrations), the Vista (a space for activities that support the adjacent community recreation center and farmers market), and the Strata (a collection of intimate spaces for City Hall and public market patrons). The idea was for each space to have different uses, different scale and configuration but a common pallet of materials, furnishings, and details were woven through the design to complement the building architecture, provide visual continuity, and reinforce an overall sense of place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lenexa Civic Center Festival Plaza incorporates Bomanite Sandscape Texture Exposed Aggregate System with Bomanite Con-Color Staining Techniques. The Festival plaza incorporated 13,000 square feet of the Bomanite Sandscape Texture Exposed Aggregate System and then was stained with pops of vibrant and subtle colors of Bomanite Con-Color that were cohesive with the overall design. The detailed stain pattern created unique challenges and used four colors: Travertine Beige, Franciscan Red, French Gray, and Gunmetal Gray. Once the color was in place the plaza was sealed with Bomaseal C-18 to help withstand the outside elements of weather and human traffic.

The center piece of the project was the 700 square feet History Node designed with Bomanite Alloy to add a bit of sparkle. The Bomanite Alloy Exposed Aggregate System in Natural Gray was chosen for this portion of the plaza, installed, and then engraved with 23 significant names, dates, and events unique to the history of Lenexa. The text was of varying scale from 4” to 9” tall. Layout and execution was critical, and accuracy was of the utmost importance.

 

The project conception was citizen-led and has helped Lenexa visualize their dream of starting a new downtown. This is a beautiful project and exhibits the potential and beauty of quality Bomanite Decorative Concrete.

Bomanite Imprinted Concrete Pool Deck

Bomanite Imprinted Concrete Pool Deck

Bomanite Imprinted Concrete Pool Deck

Bomanite Imprinted Concrete Pool Deck

Bomanite Imprinted Concrete Pool Deck

Bomanite Imprinted Concrete Pool Deck

Bomanite Imprinted Concrete Pool Deck

Bomanite Imprinted Concrete Pool Deck

Bomanite Imprint Licensee, Stephens and Smith Construction worked with the homeowner to select the overall design, patterns and colors for their patio and pool deck renovation. The homeowners existing concrete and stoops had a spray texture overlay and stenciled brick borders in a pinwheel design. The owners had seen stamped concrete and were interested in changing their deck and giving it a fresh new look.

Stephens and Smith demolished the existing deck and was able to dispose of all the rubble on site, saving the homeowner in disposal fees. The demo did take a few extra days due to the uneven real brick that was discovered under the overlay. Once all was removed, Stephens and Smith was able to regrade and place the concrete in four pours that had to be transported 160’ to 200’ due to the length of the driveway and expansive 20 acre lot. The concrete was stamped with the Bomacron Slate Texture and Bomacron 8” Used Brick Border for an updated clean and inviting backyard space.

 

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/

 

TCU Amon G. Carter Stadium Redevelopment - Fort Worth, Texas

TCU Amon G. Carter Stadium Redevelopment – Fort Worth, Texas

Bomanite is happy to announce the 2012 Annual Project Award winners! Bomanite Licensee Texas Bomanite located in Dallas, TX, was announced as the Grand Award winner for their outstanding work on the TCU Amon G. Carter Stadium Redevelopment project. The notable project also won the Gold Award in the Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems Category.

Texas Bomanite took home a Gold Award for the Best Bomanite Toppings Systems Project for their work on the First Texas Honda Dealership, while Bomanite Licensee, Edwards Concrete Company out of Florida, took Gold for their imprint work at Paddock Square using the Bomanite Dried Earth Texture to create a old mud trail. Premier Concrete Construction, LLC, a Bomanite Custom Polishing Licensee installed a Bomanite Modena Monolithic floor at the Partyka Dealership in Hamden, Ct, winning them a Gold Award.

We’d like to thank all of our licensed contractors who submitted entries for this year’s award contest. The Bomanite Annual Project Awards has been a tradition of many years for Bomanite Licensed Contractors to submit their outstanding projects for the year. Bomanite Licensees compete among the best of the best in order to be recognized for their work submitted for the 2012 contest. The winners are announced at the Bomanite Annual Conference, held in various cities from year to year. This is a taste of artwork and craftsmanship in the decorative concrete market that can be achieved by the Bomanite network of decorative concrete craftsmen. Please take a look at the award winning projects, presented in PDF format.