Duluth Entertainment &
Convention Center

Duluth, MN
2011 Honor Award Winner

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Terrazzo Contractor
Grazzini Brothers and Company
St. Paul, MN

The Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center was committed to having terrazzo floors in their new state-of-the-art NHL sized Ice Arena. This unique design, “Winds and Currents”, connects the arena to the existing auditorium. A commissioned public art project, the work transformed a simple traffic area into a common use space. The artwork reflects forces that shape our earth and lives. There are eleven vibrant colors in the epoxy terrazzo floor. The floor is predominantly domestic marble aggregate; mother of pearl and recycled glass were added to highlight special areas like the flowing river. The artist designed 14 animal icons, which are set in the floor and filled with various terrazzo colors. Four stones of indigenous mineral samples were installed to top off the floor as an organic sculpture. The stairs are poured in place terrazzo. The installation handwork paid special attention to create the impression of water cascading down the stairs, maintaining the energy and movement of the design.

 

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Architect
Stanius Johnson/Populous
Duluth, MN

Designer/Artist
Joan Henrik
Duluth, MN

General Contractor
M.A. Mortenson Company
Minneapolis, MN

Owner
Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center
Duluth, MN

Resin Supplier
Terrazzo & Marble Supply
Wheeling, IL

Aggregate Supplier
Terrazzo & Marble Supply
Wheeling, IL

Divider Strip Supplier
Terrazzo & Marble Supply
Wheeling, IL

Special Recognition
Duluth Public Arts Commission
Duluth, MN

Special Recognition
Kaspari Design Services
Minneapolis, MN