Cloudscape

Submitted by Ignition Arts

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Client: City of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, FL

Location: Fort Lauderdale, United States

Completion date: 2017

Project Team

Artist

Volkan Alkanoglu

Industry Resource

Brian McCutcheon

Ignition Arts

Architect

Lucas Brown

Brownsmith Studio

Public Art Agent

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

Public Art Agent

Broward County Cultural Division

Overview

Cloudscape is a 2,000-square-foot cloud-inspired playscape installation at the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport. Volkan Alkanoglu designed an obstacle course based on cloud formations, a playscape that can be experienced while waiting to board a flight. The installation is made up of four cloud pods that contain integrated benches, a slide, and stepped elements. fabricated out of polyurethane coated white Medite and consists of four cloud structures.

Goals

Alkanoglu and his team naturally drew inspiration from the clouds—“fluffy, airy, white cushions [that] simply resemble a picturesque landscape,” that kids can see from the airplane cabin. Just like the children chasing around the formations, the art work is in motion. It represents the emergence of one state towards another state as clouds do. The cloud formation appears to be changing, evolving, moving, and in constant flux.

Process

Design: VA | DESIGN Project Team: Volkan Alkanoglu, Daniela Leon, Austin Anderson Structural Engineering: Buro Happold Light Design: Dato Electric Floor: Korkat, Inc Park and Recreation Officer: Michael Engelson Conservationist: Rosa Lowinger & Associates Fabrication and Installation: Ignitions Arts with Lucas Brown, Brownsmith Studio