UAP today announced their collaboration with artist Ned Kahn, Hassell Architecture (Sydney) and the Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) to convert Brisbane’s new Domestic Terminal short-term multi-level car park into an eight-storey kinetic public art project.

After being engaged by BAC for the project, Urban Art Projects (UAP) commissioned established American artist Ned Kahn who is known for his innovative works throughout North America and Europe.

Kahn, who has developed an international following for his artworks that incorporate the use of natural elements such as wind and light will collaborate with UAP, Hassell and BAC’s design team to create a 5000 sq m kinetic façade for the new Domestic Terminal short-term car park.

Viewed from the exterior, Kahn’s proven concept for one side of the car park will appear to ripple and move due to the wind passing behind 250,000 aluminium panels. Inside the car park, intricate patterns of light and shadow will be projected onto the walls and floor as sunlight passes through the kinetic façade. In addition to revealing the ever-changing patterns of the wind, the artwork has many environmental benefits by being designed to also provide ventilation and shade for the interior of the car park.

The new car park and Ned Kahn public art façade will be completed and on display in late 2011.

PROJECT Shanghai 2010 World Expo Artworks
LOCATION Shanghai, China
PROJECT TEAM Matthew Tobin, Jodie Cox, Stephen Shen, Jamie Perrow, Amanda Axiak, Daniel Clifford, Jason Bell, Jerko Starcevic

UAP were selected from over 100 international tenders to design major sculptures for the eight main entrance areas of Shanghai World Expo 2010. Led by Matthew Tobin and Jamie Perrow, UAP’s in house design team have developed exuberant, inspiring and often playful concepts for these semi-permanent artworks which lead visitors to the Expo’s mesmerizing country pavilions.

Below are the preliminary images of the works.

The Shanghai World Expo concludes at the end of October 2010.

Celebration Fireworks – Initial Concept

Celebrate Installed. photo by Daniel Shih

Weave – Initial Concept

Weave – Installed


Frank Gehry / Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, Las Vegas / Image via flickr: odanata98

PROJECT The Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
YEAR 2010

via WAN | No mirage

Artists may be interested in the following opportunity to develop a public artwork for Wyndham Civic Centre.

Details on Wyndham City Council website

In this photo taken Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010, a man labors in front of the Seed Cathedral, formed by thousands of slender acrylic rods – the centerpiece of the UK Pavilion, at the Shanghai World Expo site in Shanghai, China. The expo starts May 1 and runs for six months. It is expected to draw 70 million visitors. (AP Photo)

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