The Time Lines Project at the Austin Bergstrom International Airport offers travelers a sense of arrival to a locale with vibrant colors and dynamic transformations, while highlighting the fluid nature of time in global travel through the use of holographic imagery. The imagery is developed from the UTC defined time zones in increments of 5 minutes, creating a delicate web of lines that represent global time. These translucent polycarbonate panels features three holographic views that transform, highlighting global time. Local time is highlighted by the UTC designations and defined by solar and lunar transformations in the sky.
This is an integrated art piece that works with the façade of this baggage claim area, bringing movement, light and color to this security zone. The goal was to highlight the fluidity of time in this international airport. The artwork creates a holographic ribbon that can be seen at all levels of the airport.
We worked closely with our fabricator and the architectural team to develop this integrated project. The design had to integrate with the security requirements of this baggage claim area. The holographic time piece is embedded into the wall and works with the curvature of the architecture to offer a fluid sense of time and movement.
Time Lines at the Austin Bergstrom Airport
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