Melding Art With Infrastructure, Without Breaking the Bank

Walter Geiger pens a case study of an Orlando project that melded public art with mass transit, with maximum impact at minimal cost.
February 16, 2012, 10am PST | Jonathan Nettler | @nettsj
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Geiger's project brought functional art pieces to the streets of Orlando in the shape of expressive, free-flowing bus shelters that benefited from composite materials and an ambitious team of designers, facbricators, and stakeholders.

Of the lessons learned by Geiger, a Washington D.C. based architect, from the project: "Over time, we will likely see composites used in larger structures – perhaps even the shells of entire buildings – as the industry grows in influence. For now, given the budget restrictions many municipalities are facing, smaller-scale applications of composites pose a promising future for public art initiatives."

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Published on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 in ArchNewsNow.com
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