CIRRI. Ft Lauderdale Airport - CODAworx

CIRRI. Ft Lauderdale Airport

Submitted by Patrick Marold

Client: Broward County. Ft Lauderdale/ Hollywood International Airport

Location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL, United States

Completion date: 2021

Artwork budget: $430,000

Project Team

Design, Project Management, Fabrication, Installation

Mathias Leppitsch


Engineering, Installation

NIck Guertz


Project Management, Coordination, Installation

John Grant

Public Art Services


Cirri presents an expansive and spatially integral composition of layered lines drawn into the volume of the architecture, augmenting the public’s perception of scale and dimension. Composed of over 5000 feet of steel strap and structural aluminum, the sweeping bodies maintain a lightness and a delicate response to gravity that enforces a dynamic presence, referencing cirrus clouds. The three layers nest within each other and activate a moire effect that enhances the viewer’s sense of movement and visual experience below. The various perspectives available in the terminal allow for unique visual experiences, as does the changing light conditions throughout the day.


The intention of this suspended composition in the Terminal 2 hold room was to subtly activate the overhead space for the traveling viewer through form, structure and shadow.


Patrick Marold Studios Inc worked with Broward County Public Art, as well as the lead GC on the site to prepare a concept, design and engineer the concept and follow through with fabrication and installation over the course of several years.