Kayenta Health Care Center
Kayenta, AZ
2016 Honor Award Winner

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Terrazzo Contractor
Finn-Wall Specialties
Midvale, UT

The design of this 10,000-square-foot sand-cushion terrazzo installation in nine colors responds to the facility’s remote site and its function, reflecting local heritage. The mandala-style design, with its extraordinarily rich color saturation and consistency, refers to the sacredness of space, representing a religious Native American compass, oriented to true north. The design also responds to the shape of the architecture, deftly shifting the center of gravity of the space and infusing movement into the room. Care was required to ensure that the design could be achieved without straining the panel size requirements of sand cushion terrazzo.


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Architect
Dekker Perich Sabatini

Albuquerque, NM

General Contractor
Flintco LLC

Albuquerque, NM

Owner
Navajo Area Indian Health Service

(NAIHS)

Aggregate Supplier
Terrazzo and Marble Supply Co.

Precast Supplier
Precast Terrazzo Enterprises

Divider Strip Supplier
National Metal Shapes

Photographer
Tom Till