GFRC Peony Panels Elevate Outdoor Area of Mall

GFRC concrete friezes
The friezes on the buildings and the peony panels on the pillars are made of GFRC.

Located at 6020 East 82nd St. in Indianapolis, the Castleton Square Mall had a lifestyle addition completed in 2008 that featured decorative concrete. The new area features sand-matrix-finish walkways with bevel saw cuts and a colored and stamped central plaza. Custom-made frieze panels fashioned out of GFRC add to the mall’s visual appeal, especially when they’re spotlighted at night.

The project, which used 980 cubic yards of concrete, was run on a tight schedule. Decorative pads at the mall’s entrances were installed after the new addition was opened. Crosswalks were completed in phases to minimize street closings. The concrete finisher was Smock Fansler.

An interesting tidbit about this work is that an all-female crew installed all the curbing for this lifestyle addition.

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