Articles tagged Public Art


The UK’s first giant basketball art court presses play on social connectivity

Brighton, United Kingdom – Using the power of colour and activity, Lois O’Hara helps to reactivate a Brighton neighbourhood.

CHUM by Neuf Architectes and Cannon Design. Photo Adrien Williams

A new Montreal super-hospital saves the day

MONTREAL – After nearly a decade of work on the project, Montreal hosts a new super-hospital designed by Cannon Design and NEUF architectes.

The tiled design by Irma Boom creates a historic connection in the new passageway for pedestrians and cyclists.

Irma Boom interprets 18th century masterpiece within passage beneath Amsterdam Central Station

AMSTERDAM – Benthem Crouwel Architects unveils its design for the ‘slow traffic corridor’, a 110-m footpath running under Central Station.  

Lux Helsinki draws crowds to the illuminated cloud by Canadians Caitlind RC Brown and Wayne Garrett.

Illuminated, interactive clouds and giant lampshades attract attention at Lux Helsinki

The eighth annual light festival Lux Helsinki delivered bright lights, dazzle and spectacle to the snowy streets of the Finnish capital.

The site-specific installation stands out amongst its neighbouring context thanks to its bright colour.

Fontaine/Fortin/Labelle’s Petite Vie installation challenges public perception

QUEBEC – Awareness of space and how we make a judgment on the surface is the driving force behind a street installation for Quebec’s 2015 public art festival.

A site specific intervention by Shift reinterprets the Tschumipavilion in Groningen.

Shift A+U tints Tschumi's glass pavilion with CMY colour bands

GRONINGEN – A colourful intervention by Shift architecture urbanism transforms Bernard Tschumi’s glass pavilion into a spatial experience modulated by shifting colours.

Toronto-based design firm RAW conceived of an installation of illuminated prisms for the 5th annual Luminothérapie competition.

Prismatica by RAW

Amidst a winter snowscape, a public plaza in downtown Montreal is glimmering like a jewel thanks to a public art installation comprised of kaleidoscopic prisms.

Paola Pivi, Tell me when you’re ready, 2014, from You started it…I finish it, 2014, collection of the artist, © Paola Pivi, courtesy Galerie Perrotin

You started it…I finish it by Paola Pivi

The arid, warm landscape of Australia is where you would least expect to see a polar bear. 

Luzinterruptus let a river of books take over vehicular streets in Melbourne, Photo Courtesy Gustavo Sanabria.

Best of Public Art

Architects, artists and designers are drumming up attention in underutilised public spaces by activating them in clever ways.

A grove of tree-like structures with transparent foliage sprung up at Lakewood’s Federal Station.

Color Field by Ivan Toth Depeña

A vibrant installation by Artist Ivan Toth Depeña is dazzling commuters of the West Rail Line in a suburb outside of Denver, Colorado. A grove of tree-like structures with transparent foliage sprung …

Atelier Van Lieshout, Het Orakel, 2014, image: Dirk-Jan Visser.

Het Orakel by Atelier Van Lieshout

On May 5th, visitors to Amsterdam’s Dam square witnessed an oversized head take full advantage of the Netherland’s Freedom of Speech laws. A 4m tall sculpture dubbed ‘Het Orakel’, meaning …

A blank wall leading to a storied Amsterdam street is decorated with multiple objects referring to its past and present.

It Started With a Dime by Studio Wessels Boer

AMSTERDAM – A narrow, dead-end street located just outside of Amsterdam’s city centre is an unlikely recipient of its own public work of art.

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