Mix Evaluation for Flawless Concrete Display Walls at Museum in Fort Worth, Texas

Piano Pavillion at the Kimbell Art Museum

The Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth

The Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth opened their new addition, the Piano Pavilion, to the public in November 2013. The new building was designed by renowned architect Renzo Piano and built with a unique and refined architectural concrete—a very light gray, cosmetically flawless concrete never before used in the US.

The Beck Group used COMMAND Center to evaluate mixes with supplier TXI and select the right concrete for the museum. They also used temperature profiles to help perfect the concrete’s color and eliminate cosmetic defects. This resulted in the smooth, consistent, and light panels of concrete that form the facade and interior walls of the building. These concrete panels are ideal for displaying works of art—particularly older, delicate master paintings.

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