A significant opportunity exists to help shape and define the future public art experience for The City of Calgary’s newest LRT line. The Green Line will be a 40 kilometre long transit line that stretches from North Pointe in the north, to Seton in the southeast. Public Art will be an important part of the Green Line, and will include a range of media, site conditions and scales.
The City has hired public art consultants Urban Rock Design to research and develop a strategy responding to the character, makeup and history of the areas in proximity to the future LRT line. This includes identifying and defining creative opportunities for artistic expression as well as providing an overarching context to tie these opportunities together.
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||Artist calls for individual public art projects within the Green Line will be released at various points during the development of the LRT line. |
About UrbanRock Design
This studio-based art and architecture office
has completed many small structures and public art projects in and outside of
Los Angeles. They have won many nationally competitive public art commissions
and art plans for municipalities including a 10-year Art Plan adopted for the
City of Tucson, AZ which is currently being implemented.
Their public projects involve collaborative
processes with design teams that fully integrate projects into the
architectural and urban fabric. Built projects include graphic facades, urban
spaces, median islands, public gardens, transit stations, and streetscapes.
Projects are located in the cities of Cleveland, OH; Denver, CO; Tempe, AZ;
Redding, CA; Los Angeles, CA; and San Bernardino, CA.
This built and speculative public work has
received national and local awards including two Progressive Architecture
Awards; grants funding including the National Endowment for the Arts; and has
been published in books, magazines, and journals including Design Like you give
a Damn, International Design Magazine, Architect Magazine, and Modern in
Jeanine Centuori also directs the
Architecture + Civic Engagement Center at Woodbury University. This outreach
interdisciplinary unit engages communities with low-cost/high-impact
implemented designs for social and public benefit.