The Art in Public Art ordinance requires that most new buildings hire public artists to incorporate artworks into the building or site design. So we will look at the successful artworks in the architecture and landscape. In addition to the plazas and landscapes, key typical places include the tops or roofs, the entries and lobbies, the parking garage walls, the second floors and blank walls. The goals is find artistic work that enhance the value of the development for the owner and contribute to the energy and artistic reputation of the city.
The Building Tops
Residents and visitors to every city enjoy “looking up” when there is something there. Rather just a flat roof or a simple pyramid, a sculptural form or digital lighting patterns can distinguish the building and the larger cityscape vista. The artworks can be smoothly integrated or a surprising addition.
If you don’t see the slide show, click here to see artist-made tops.
Does the city need something up high?