Brooks Elementary School
Brooks, KY
2011 Honor Award Winner

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Terrazzo Contractor
Rosa Mosaic & Tile Company
Louisville, KY

The terrazzo hallway at this new elementary school has an intricate inset border and field diamond pattern with accent squares at intersecting points. The creamy white terrazzo used throughout is the perfect shade to harmonize all the other colors used into an aesthetically pleasing pallet. There are alternating small, medium and large squares in combinations of bold colors of blue, red, green and purple. The intricate strip pattern, using 1/8″ heavy-top zinc, required precise installation. One-thousand, six-hundred and eighty-eight lineal feet of 5 1/2″ precast terrazzo base was installed. In the middle of the school, the corridors unite and open up into a rotunda with a compass in the terrazzo floor that serves as the focal point for this area. The letters for each cardinal direction are 17″ tall, made of solid zinc, and add a nice finish to the completed compass. The floor brings such a bright atmosphere and creative spirit to the school that it is felt throughout the building.

 

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Architect
Sherman Carter Barnhart
Louisville, KY

General Contractor
Derek Engineering, Inc.
Louisville, KY

Owner
Bullitt County Public Schools
Shepherdsville, KY

Resin Supplier
Terrazzo & Marble Supply
Wheeling, IL

Aggregate Supplier
Southern Aggregates
Staley, NC

Divider Strip Supplier
Manhattan American Terrazzo Strip Company
Staley, NC