Blown Away by Wichita’s New East Kellogg Walls

18.07.17_Kellogg 1In April and June, 2018, Vicki traveled to Wichita, KS, to oversee the the construction of our East Kellogg concrete walls. The wall patterning takes its inspiration from the motion of the wind through the prairie. Please see our Initial Design inspirations, and Webb Road Redesign posts for more information about the design process for these walls.

18.07.17_Kellogg 6The patterning features a dynamic primary gesture of deep U-shaped channels. These primary channels are echoed with smaller offset gestures to imply movement, reminiscent of a feather. The secondary gesture uses low mound forms sliced with V-shaped valleys to add density to the patterning.

18.07.17_Kellogg 5The primary and secondary gestures intersect and weave together to create a deeply detailed pattern system. The tools marks used to carve the forms were intentionally left on the outsides of the forms and in the background negative spaces to add a rich texture to the walls.

18.07.17_Kellogg 3The pattern units group together to create dynamic bands that move across the walls. These angled bands blend and change across the full length of the walls, activating the space with variety and interest.

18.07.17_Kellogg 4This level of detail and precision is rarely seen on such large scale infrastructure projects. With our close involvement from start tot finish and thanks to the tremendous effort of our team, East Kellogg is a true triumph. It is safe to say that we are “blown away” by the success of this project.

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Vicki Scuri revels in the new walls.

Team Credits:

 

Vicki Scuri Siteworks

Alexandr Polzin

TransSystems

WSP

Wildcat, General Contractor

Dondlinger

King Construction

Baughman Company, P.A.

Client:

City of Wichita

KDOT

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