UNA

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Client: Fifth Third Bank Headquarters

Location: Cincinnati, OH, United States

Completion date: 2021

Project Team

Interior Design

Sam Tallo and Chris Collett

BDHP

Art Consultants

Callie Hoddap and Ed Capannari

The Art Company

Construction Management

Jan Lenihan

CBRE

General Contractor

Messer

Installation

Tom Mckerrow

TM Graphics

Overview

UNA is a site-specific data-sculpture, commissioned for the headquarters of Fifth Third Bank, Fountain Square, Cincinnati, OH. Working closely with the commissioner and design team to create an iconic artwork as part of a major building renovation, Roney Studio was asked to consider the ways in which the artwork could be reflective of the local community. Emblematic of how people come together collectively, the local Cincinnati community is represented throughout the data pattern fluctuating across the sculpture formation. Composed of a synthesis of Google search terms that took place early in the Covid-19 Pandemic, the piece reflects online support networks that were reaching out across the Cincinnati region – telling a poetic story about how interact and connect to overcome a time of isolation.

733 acrylic tubes, stainless steel cable, google search data
9’3” W x 42’ L x 10’8” H

Goals

Extending the communicative logic of UNA, individual elements fluidly join together and move apart in sections of oscillating density and porosity. This creates a visual language highlighting the interconnection between the individual and the collective that forms the foundation of this thriving and supportive community.

Responding to the spatial dynamics of the site, 733 acrylic objects float above the lobby atrium in a data-driven form anchoring the visitors’ experience. Natural light filters through the optics of the two-toned material, creating cloud-like opacities. Interactions between light and form respond to the transition of time and space, illuminating themselves at different proximities and paces while accentuating movement through the atrium with undulating views.