Public Art Brisbane Style

URBAN ART Projects (UAP), a leading international art-based design studio, will collaborate with artist Ned Kahn and the Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) to convert the exterior face of one side of Brisbane’s new Domestic Terminal short-stay multi-level 5,300 space car park into an eight-storey kinetic public art project.  Kahn, who has developed an international following for his artworks that incorporate the use of natural elements such as wind and light, will work with UAP and BAC to create a 53,820sqft (5,000m²) kinetic façade for the car park.
Viewed from the outside, Kahn’s concept will appear to ripple and as wind passes between 250,000 aluminium panels, while intricate patterns of light and shadow will be projected onto the walls and floor as sunlight passes through it.  In addition to revealing ever-changing patterns, the artwork will also provide ventilation and shade for the interior of the car park.  The facility, and the Ned Khan public art façade, will be completed in late 2011.