Brisbane Domestic Terminal Car Park Façade | Urban Art Projects (UAP)

• July 17, 2010

Urban Art Projects (UAP) is collaborating with established American artist Ned Kahn, Hassell Sydney and the Brisbane Airport Corporation to create an eight-storey, 5000sqm kinetic façade for the car park of Brisbane’s Domestic Terminal. It is expected to become a memorable icon for the city of Brisbane.

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. The design also provides practical environmental benefits such as shade and natural ventilation for the interior.

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+ Project description courtesy of UAP

Urban Art Projects (UAP) is collaborating with established American artist Ned Kahn and the Brisbane Airport Corporation to create an eight-storey, 5000sqm kinetic façade for the car park of Brisbane’s Domestic Terminal.

Viewed from the exterior, one side of the car park will appear to ripple fluidly as the wind activates 250,000 suspended aluminium panels. As it responds to the ever-changing patterns of the wind, the façade will create a direct interface between the built and natural environments. It is further embellished with rippling lines from the surface of the Brisbane River: a site-specific reference to the city’s most iconic natural feature.

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. The design also provides practical environmental benefits such as shade and natural ventilation for the interior.

This large-scale work will create a mesmerising impression for passengers emerging from the terminal, arriving by car, or on the elevated Airtrain platform. It is expected to become a memorable icon
for the city of Brisbane.

+ Project credits / data

Project: Brisbane Domestic Terminal Car Park Façade
Client: Brisbane Airport Corporation
Location: Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Artist: Ned Kahn
Artwork Title: Turbulent Line
Architect: Hassell Sydney
Curatorial: UAP, Natasha Davies
Design: UAP Studio, Daniel Clifford
Year: Completion 2011

+ About Urban Art Projects

Urban Art Projects is a menagerie of artistic and technical talents. Led by Principals Matthew and Daniel Tobin, UAP is comprised of designers, artists, draftsmen, metal workers and project managers. Together, we conspire with artists and clients alike to realize site-specific artworks.

Urban Art Projects is a specialist consultant committed to the delivery of large-scale, high quality art and design works amid a wide range of architectural and landscape projects.

Established in 1993 as an art-based design and construct organisation, Urban Art Projects has established a strong industry reputation for the delivery of high quality outcomes in the area of public art.

Urban Art Projects is both a design studio and workshop. We design and/or build the majority of artworks we curate. Thus, we ensure that the creative intent of each piece is realised, and each project delivered on time and to budget.

Urban Art Projects employs over 70 full-time personnel within our Strategy, Design, Project Management, Fabrication and Administration departments. Our head offices and foundry are located in Brisbane, Australia, with offices in Los Angeles, Houston and Shanghai.

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Brisbane Domestic Terminal Car Park Façade, image courtesy Urban Art Projects (UAP)

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Brisbane Domestic Terminal Car Park Façade, image courtesy Urban Art Projects (UAP)

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Brisbane Domestic Terminal Car Park Façade, image courtesy Urban Art Projects (UAP)

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