Building R Panels

Submitted by Libby Ware

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Client: International Speedway Corporation

Location: Daytona Beach, FL, United States

Completion date: Jan 01, Array

Project Team

Architect

Douglas Bolas, AIA

International Speedway Corporation

Other

Bill Comstock

Sundance Architectural Products

Artist

Libby Ware, Artist

LIBBY WARE STUDIOS

Other

Kelly Dispennette

International Speedway Corporoation

Overview

There are five 3/8″ thick aluminum panels. Four of the panels are 11' tall by 5' wide and the fifth panel is 14.5' tall by 6.5' wide. The design consists of three different sized laser cut circles which range in diameter from 2 1/8″, 1 1/2″, and 1″. Each panel is powder coated a warm grey (Pantone 7527). Behind each panel the back wall is painted with three colors of blue. The lower wall is painted with Pantone 290, Pantone 292 begins with the second panel, and the upper wall is painted with Pantone 293.

Goals

The name of the work is "Cascade" as in a waterfall, especially in a series of waterfalls or anything suggesting movement such as a shower of sparks or arrangement of rippling folds. This "Cascade" suggests high velocity which reflects an all encompassing Daytona experience. From speed and swiftness of the first beach race to the ebb and flow of Daytona's beaches.

Process

The collaborative process between the Artist, the Vice President of Design,the Senior Director of Corporate Development Management, the panel experts, the painters, and the panel installers was seamless. Everyone worked together to accomplish a very ambitious project in a very short period of time.