RFQ: Underpass at Park Road

  • Commissioning Entity: WMATA’s Art in Transit Program and CSXT
  • Budget: $100000
  • Open Date: 2018-03-02
  • Commissioning Location: United States
  • Geographic Eligibility: Applicants in country of installation
  • Close Date: 2018-03-30

Brief Description

The City of Rockville, in collaboration with WMATA’s Art in Transit Program and CSXT, is seeking an artist to create a site-specific artwork to beautify the underpass at Park Road. The project encompasses the concrete walls on each side of the underpass. Each wall is composed of two sections, one owned by WMATA and the other by CSXT. Rain falls through the tracks onto the concrete panels, causing vertical rust lines from the top to bottom of the underpass. There is an open area between the two WMATA tracks, as well as between the WMATA and CSXT tracks, which allows water penetration onto the walls. The city owns the lights and conduits in the underpass, and the lighting connects to city streetlights.