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Center in the Square
Roanoke, VA
2014 Honor Award Winner

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Terrazzo Contractor
David Allen Company
Raleigh, NC

Terrazzo offered historically appropriate flooring material with low VOC emission and low life cycle costs for this 158,000 square foot, 100-year-old structure. Terrazzo was manipulated like oils on a large canvas to produce an artistic rendering with over 70 colors and 30 different aggregates. Floor murals blend abstraction, realism, and varied perspectives, depicting a butterfly with a 66-foot wing perched on an iris, a railroad wheel, a series of stars, a bouquet of daisies, and a pair of comedy and tragedy masks. Nine shades of yellow with three different aggregates, hand-blended on-site, show a microscopic view of a butterfly wing.

 

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Architect
Spectrum Design by Lenore Ervin & David Bandy
Roanoke, VA

Designer/Artist
Spectrum Design by Lenore Ervin & David Bandy
Roanoke, VA

Installing Artist
Vickie Wilson
Garner, NC

General Contractor
Thor Inc.
Roanoke, VA

Owner
Center in the Square
Roanoke, VA

Resin Supplier 
Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies

Aggregate Supplier
Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies

Divider Strip Supplier
National Metal Shapes

Photographer
David Laudadio