Bartle Hall Convention Center (often referred to as the “Kansas City Convention Center” or simply Bartle Hall) is a major exposition hall in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. It is named for Harold Roe Bartle, a prominent, two-term mayor of Kansas City in the 1950s and early 1960s.
The City Council agreed to a $1 million city contract for new public art at the Bartle Hall ballroom expansion. The Japanese-American artist Jun Kaneko was awarded the contract. His concept included sculptural pots on a striped outdoor plaza. Bomanite Licensee, Musselman & Hall Contractors were chosen to implement the striped plaza surface. This was achevied by pouring a Sandscape Textured Bomanite finish using an integrally colored white cement-based concrete mix. Diagonal sawcuts were installed with a v-shaped blade @ 12” on center. Alternate bands were stained using Black Bomanite Con-Color. To protect the surface from the elements Bomanite Conshield was applied to the entire job as well as Bomanite Bomaseal C-27 Solvent Sealer.
Bomanite Sandscape® Texture is designed for outdoor applications where an alternate to a conventional concrete finish is required. Utilizing specialized mix designs, additives, topical treatments and advanced application procedures, Bomanite Sandscape® Texture resembles sand blasted concrete and can incorporate specialized colored sands and/or aggregates exceeding 3/8” diameter. The finish is an economical alternate to other decorative concrete finishes while producing a monolithic concrete slab at low life-cycle cost due to the pre-aged nature of the surface. Used in combination with a variety of color and staining options, Bomanite Sandscape® Texture creates consistent texture and durable hardscapes ideal for plazas, walkways, shopping centers, schools and more.
Kansas City, MO
City of Kansas City, MO
Jun Kaneko Studios
Exposed Aggregate - Bomanite Sandscape® Texture