Interpretive Poured Concrete
When Overland Partners Architects of San Antonio designed the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center in Mississippi, the team was tasked with creating a structure that not only commemorated the battle site, but to help explain its relationship to other area monuments.
They opted for an overall look of the structure's exterior that recalled the earthwork defenses that dotted the Civil War battlefield near the site. The main building is partially buried, as to fit in with the plot's natural ridge. Its exterior walls are a combination of sections of massive poured concrete flanked by masonry walls made with bricks burned from locally quarried clay.
The architects used the concrete surface as a teaching tool. They used a special concrete finish to create a setting of conflict—the clash of the two armies.
For more, visit www.corinth.net.