Problem: Unappealing Concrete Shear-wall
Solution: Sculpted Shotcrete Mural
The City of Burien, WA sits below the Cascade Mountain range. As such, in the background of the downtown area is Mount Rainier. When building a parking garage to support the bus transit center, the city wanted to avoid having a structure with stark concrete walls. Their goal was to turn the building into a piece of art that highlighted the city’s most visible landmark and surrounding mountain ranges.
Working with the general contractor, Pankow Builders, Conco worked to create sculpted shotcrete murals that depicted views of the Cascades, Olympics, and Mount Rainier on all four sides of the building. The shear-walls were shot from the outside of the building and the area’s where the murals were going to be located were left with a scratch finish to allow the proper bonding of the mural work to the structural shotcrete wall.
As the picture shows, the shotcrete murals provide not only the structural integrity needed for the parking structure but serves as a stunning work of art that highlights the local landscape of Burien, WA.
The application of sculpted shotcrete is only limited by the imagination. It is a great way to either highlight your structure or blend it in with the local landscape.
Click the gallery images below for a closer look.
For more information on sculpted shotcrete contact Chad Watson at 925-685-6799.