Children’s Mercy Hospital East Clinic
Kansas City, MO
2013 Honor Award Winner

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A fairytale landscape of giant otters, birds, and flowers was designed specifically for terrazzo in this LEED-certified project. This wonderful 6,000 square-foot installation combines 21 cheerful colors of epoxy terrazzo, including playful otters in two distinct colors: subdued tones “underwater” and more vibrant tones above. Metal work for the animals, some up to twelve feet in length, was water-jet cut in varying widths, designed to appear as brush strokes. The animated, engaging imagery opens an artistic dialogue with young patients.

Architect:
HMN Architects, Inc.
Overland Park, KS

Designer/Artist:
Donald L. Ross (Scribe)
Kansas City, MO

Terrazzo Contractor:
DESCO Coatings
Olathe, KS

General Contractor:
Turner Construction Company
Kansas City, MO

Owner:
Children’s Mercy Hospital
Kansas City, MO

Resin Supplier:
Terrazzo & Marble Supply  

Aggregate Suppliers:
Fribel International
Terrazzo & Marble Supply

Divider Strip and Art Metal Work Supplier:
Manhattan American Terrazzo Strip Co.

Photographer:
Steve Puppe

The National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association, Inc. is a full service Non-Profit Trade Association headquartered in Fredericksburg, Texas. The Association establishes national standards for all Terrazzo floor and wall systems and provides complete specifications, color plates and general information to architects and designers at no cost.


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Fredericksburg, TX 78624
800.323.9736
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