The Marriott Place Indianapolis, a collection of five new-construction Marriott hotels connected to the Indiana Convention Center, features a beautiful new arts garden just outside of the hotels. A tribute to the state of Indiana, the Art Plaza was designed by artist Jeff Laramore. Co-founder of Indianapolis-based 2nd Globe Studios, Laramore created a 36-foot-tall sculpture of a cardinal, the state bird, and a 60-foot-long waterwall depicting flourishing peonies, the state flower.
For the waterwall, Santarossa Mosaic & Tile installed nearly 300 square feet of colorful precast Palladiana terrazzo to bring Laramore’s design to life. Santarossa water-jet cut the peony leaves, blossoms, and flowers from white Venatino marble and granite before fixing them in a black terrazzo matrix. The wall’s mosaic finish and bold splashes of color can now be seen refracting through ever-flowing water in downtown Indianapolis.
CLIENT: JW Marriott Indianapolis
PROJECT: Art Plaza Waterwall
TERRAZZO CONTRACTOR: Santarossa Mosaic & Tile Co., Inc.
DESIGNER: Jeff Laramore
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: Claire Bennett Associates
STONE AND CHIPS: Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies