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Centennial Plaza

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Project: Centennial Plaza
Landscape Architect: Architecture 49
Contractor: J&D Penner
Location: RM of East St. Paul
Product: Broadway 100mm
Colour: Charcoal and Natural

Project Background

Centennial Plaza is the Rural Municipality of East St. Paul’s legacy project in recognition of its 100th anniversary. It was designed with functionality in mind, but also incorporates the municipality’s heritage which includes market gardening, farming and quarries. This project had the involvement of local artists and creating the space that everyone can enjoy. The park incorporated pavers that reflect farming fields, with gardens that feature native plants as a nod to market gardening, and stone benches that represent the municipality’s quarry past.

Design Inspiration and The Use of Barkman Product:

Barkman Concrete was approached by Architecture 49 for this project and asked to accomplish two goals – produce product(s) that mimicked real limestone, while ensuring that there was adequate differentiation within the pavement, from a sizing and aesthetic standpoint. Through the development of custom mix designs and manufacturing processes, Barkman was able to accomplish goal number one. Differentiation within the pavement was achieved through implementing several different sizes within Barkman’s Broadway 100mm line within the design. The ability of Barkman’s Hess plant to produce both Face Mix and Through Mix products which differ in surface finish, made certain that the design intent of Architecture 49 was fully satisfied.