The Cultural Commons


Stevens Point, WI


Alchemy Concrete Inc.

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Owner: Cultural Commons of Portage County, Inc.

The Cultural Commons is an interactive garden and education space that pays homage to the City of Stevens Point’s heritage and long-standing partnerships with Estelí, Nicaragua, Rostov Veliky, Russia, and Gulcz, Poland. More than 40 cubic yards of integrally colored ready-mix supplied by County Ready Mix was used to form the project’s most prominent features, including its donor benches, walkways stamped with Stevens Point Rotary Club emblems, and poured-in-place chess tables. 

The Cultural Commons project and the firms involved received the 2021 Special Merit – Decorative Commercial category award from the Wisconsin Ready Mixed Concrete Association as part of its 39th Annual Concrete Design Awards. A panel of construction professionals selected this project for its use of ready-mix, aesthetics, and construction techniques and challenges.