Maumus Center
Arabi, LA

2016 Honor Award Winner

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Terrazzo Contractor
American Tile & Terrazzo Co.

Metairie, LA

This 15,800-square-foot installation in 18 colors in a science museum is a fascinating showcase for the potential of terrazzo, the design successfully blending simplicity with high impact. The Milky-way design in the lobby welcomes visitors with free-form stars and black holes. The 850-square-foot outdoor sun calendar, built into two-and-a-half-inch bonded cement terrazzo, accurately indicates time and date with a beam of light. The brass arcs were laid out and bent in the field, and over 1,000 individual solid half-inch brass discs were water-jet cut and placed by hand, requiring perfect precision.

  • 13 MaumsLR_040-opt
  • 1 MaumsLR_024-opt
  • 6 Maums_014-opt
  • 3 Maums_012-opt
  • 2 MaumsLR_003-opt
  • 7 Maums_017-opt
  • 10 MaumsLR_030-opt
  • 11 MaumsLR_042-opt
  • 12 Maums_031(2)-opt
  • 14 Maums_045-opt
  • 15 Maums_032-opt
  • 16 MaumsLR_043-opt
  • 17 MaumsLR_046-opt
  • 20 Maums_052-opt

 

Architect
Waggonner & Ball Architects

New Orleans, LA

General Contractor
Gibbs Construction

New Orleans, LA 

 

Owner
St. Bernard Parish School Board
Chalmette, LA

Resin Supplier
Terrazzo & Marble Supply Co.

Aggregate Supplier
Terrazzo & Marble Supply Co.

Precast Supplier
Wausau Tile
 

 

Divider Strip Supplier
Manhattan American Terrazzo Strip Company

Photographer
David Laudadio