WHIRLWIND HELIX

Submitted by Lyle London

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Client: Kaiser Permanente

Location: Fontana, CA, United States

Completion date: 2013

Artwork budget: $130,000

Project Team

Client

Norman Lee

Kaiser Permanente

Overview

This dichroic glass and stainless steel spirals overhead suggesting a whirlpool or whirlwind. The textured dichroic glass changes color from different angles of view and the computer controlled lighting overhead creates a dynamic color symphony when engaged, both day and night.

Goals

The circular atrium entry lobby required an artwork that lent energy and dynamism to the environment and engaged patients and staff in a fresh way each time they entered the building

Process

The hospital staff were integral in articulating their vision for the space