2011 National Terrazzo and Mosaic Honor Award Winner
Lexington, Kentucky “Horse Capital of the World” was preparing for the 2010 World Equestrian Games and plans included renovating the existing airport. Airport officials wanted a way to incorporate more art into the airport and decided to use the Sire Lineage image. They liked how it is reflective of the region and gives passengers a little more of the local history. The design team chose epoxy terrazzo for its durability as well as for its ability to create the custom and complex design. This design consisted of 13,217 letters making up 980 horses names and demanded patience and precise attention to detail. Five complimentary colors in a neutral palette create a relaxed environment for travelers. Accents of mother of pearl and glass were added to the marble aggregate to produce a shimmer effect. The Blue Grass Airport makes a statement to visitors that will create a lasting impression of Lexington.