Written by Barkman Concrete Published on July 6th, 2016
The University of Calgary continues to upgrade and expand its public spaces on campus and with every new building project, comes new and exciting hardscape designs for the faculty and students that call the UofC home. The Taylor Institute for Teaching & Learning is one of several new buildings on campus that reflect the new approach using contemporary modern design.
The Barkman Broadway 300x300x100mm and 150x300x100mm were selected for this project and cover approximately 1000m2 of area.
This project was one of the first to utilize the new “face mix” coloring process off of the new Hess board machine. The colors used were a face mix charcoal and a face mix white. The white face mix Broadway pavers cover more than 50% of the area, and helped the site achieve LEED credits for the reflective surface and reduced heat island effect specifications. The charcoal and white Broadway paving stones were installed in a predetermined pattern provided by the architect and the project was completed in the summer of 2015.
Barkman was also given the task of creating custom bench legs for this public space. The bench legs used a special aggregate mix, white cement and a light shot-blast finish to achieve the look that the designers wanted for this project.