The Metropolitan State University worked with Bomanite Licensee, Concrete Arts in establishing the best flooring and paving options for the Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Education Center. The Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Education Center on the Brooklyn Park campus of Hennepin Technical College won the 2011 International Interior Design Award FAB (Fresh, Artistic, Brilliant) award.
The Modena Polished System used specialty aggregates and integral color mixed in to a 3/4” topping. MSU chose Slate Gray and local aggregates, Rib Mountain Red, Violetta, and Salt and Pepper Granites. A “sheen” effect was added with a touch of Mother of Pearl which is ground oyster shells.
LifeTime Floors precast material was used to create stair treads, risers, and landing platforms. Custom molds were made to cast stairs in one monolithic piece utilizing the same specialty aggregates as the Modena Polished floor. Stairs were honed, polished and sandblast stenciled creating a non-slip stair nosing.
Bomanite Revealed was chosen for the exterior application. The process involves a thin layer of specialty aggregates, plastizers, air, and tinted cement. The surfaces is washed to expose and reveal the specialty aggregates in the mix. MSU chose to match the color and aggregates used in the Modena Flooring to keep a consistent look from interior to exterior
Brooklyn Park, MN
Metropolitan State University
Shaw Lundquist Associates, Inc.
Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems - Bomanite Modena
Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems - Revealed by Bomanite