ECI originally came to Colorado Hardscapes for this project seeking value engineering ideas for a 12-14 foot tall stacked stone wall. The City wanted a rock wall to encompass their new playground while keeping natural to the Colorado landscape.
Through some discussions and budgeting, ECI and Colorado Hardscapes presented the idea of creating the rock walls out of di Giacomo GFRC (glass fiber reinforced concrete) Artisan Rocks. Not only did this application save money, it helped create the design element both the design team and the City desired.
The walls were crafted from di Giacomo Artisan Rocks as a subliminal source to many of the natural sandstone boulders around the entire park. By observing the local geomorphology of Loveland, the artisans at Colorado Hardscapes created a durable and aesthetic solution within budget. They also created concrete log tunnels and balance beam as well as a Sandscape and cobble stream bed.
1st Place in the 2016 Decorative Concrete Council Awards for Vertical Decorative Concrete Application under 5,000 square feet.