Friends of Ballard Corners Park

Our concrete wins an award!

I just received news that our park has won an award for the creative use of concrete.

From the Daily Journal of Commerce:

“Ballard Corners Park was built on the site of a former corner store. The design was intended to recall local history through artful details, unique concrete forms and interpretive elements.

“The park has a life-size concrete corner store entry where tiles and interpretive panels were incorporated into the tabletops and columns. The material also allowed for smooth transitions and soft details in the living room furniture. Color brings added warmth and character to each of these features.

“The use of concrete at both the entry and the living room allowed designers to mix organic and formal shapes while maintaining consistency across the small space.

“Ready-mix concrete offered the project team the flexibility to create unique and playful forms, and provided the durability to hold up to public use and Seattle Parks maintenance practices. In addition, the material offered an economical way to bring diverse shapes and character to a small neighborhood park.”

The park designer John Barker tells me that will be a plaque given to us…I don’t know where we’ll put it.

Posted on May 17th 2011 by David Folweiler in Current State,Design | Comments Off on Our concrete wins an award! |

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