Sandscape Texture® Ambiance is Featured at Garmin Expansion Pedestrian Plaza

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Bomanite Sandscape Texture at Garmin Expansion Pedestrian Plaza in Olathe, KS is a pleasure to walk on.The use of Bomanite Sandscape Texture® allows this project in Olathe, KS to exude elegance and beauty and is an award-winning project by a member of our Bomanite Licensee family, Musselman & Hall Contractors (M&H). Working closely with local architecture firm Gould Evans during the design development phase, M&H assisted with the project specifications and samples.  The design team and owner’s representatives visited the M&H architectural concrete showroom multiple times to discuss project particulars and review samples until the team was able to fine tune the project finishes.

Garmin Expansion Pedestrian Plaza in Olathe, KS features Bomanite Sandscape Texture for a beautiful expanse of decorative concrete.Musselman & Hall placed 40,800 SF pedestrian plaza as part of a building expansion project at the Garmin headquarters in Olathe, KS. Nearly 25,800 SF of the plaza was done utilizing the Bomanite Sandscape Texture® Finish, Multiple planter beds, cast-in-place Sandscape finished concrete benches, a continuous 1’ x 8’ joint spacing, and the detailed stain pattern created unique challenges to this project.

Bomanite Sandscape Texture decorative concrete catches the visitors eye at Garmin Expansion Pedestrian Plaza in Olathe, KS.The entire plaza was saw cut and v grooved, or bevel cut, on a 1’ x 8’ joint spacing, joint layout was extremely critical. The jointing was continuous throughout the 700’ long plaza. Any variance in joint layout would be obvious and would not be acceptable.

This application of Bomanite Sandscape Texture at Garmin Expansion Pedestrian Plaza in Olathe, KS is an award winning example of concrete design and architecture.M&H used Bomanite Con-Color to stain the Sandscape Texture portion of the plaza. The stain pattern incorporated three Bomanite Con-Colors; Cobblestone Gray, Nickel Gray, and Natural Gray. The stained Sandscape was then sealed with BomaSeal C-18.

This is a beautiful project and exhibits the potential and beauty of quality architectural concrete. This project won the Gold Award 2017 for the Best Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Project.