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The Allegheny County Airport Authority is seeking an artist to collaborate with the Terminal Modernization Program (TMP) design team to make the experience of the terminal Ground level memorable and welcoming, using the overall TMP themes of Nature, Technology, and Community as a launching point. The artist, program architects and airport staff will collaborate to develop a concept for an integrated artwork that will impact the surfaces of the interior and exterior of the Ground level.
BUDGET: $400,000 ($80,000 artist fee + expenses / $320,000 artwork budget; some fabrication may be able to be done by others under a separate budget depending on the design)
ELIGIBILITY: Professional artists over 18 based in the U.S.
DEADLINE: February 16, 2020
Full RFQ with project images available here.
Allegheny County Airport Authority (ACAA) is building a new terminal and multi-modal transportation complex at Pittsburgh International Airport. The result of the Terminal Modernization Program (TMP) will be an improved passenger experience and better sense of the culture and amenities of the Pittsburgh region. The conceptual framework for the facilities’ design is Nature, Technology, and Community.
The Art in the Airport Program plans to expand with the TMP, including new permanent commissions and places for temporary art and performances. The ACAA is seeking an artist to collaborate with architects designing the terminal to create an integrated artwork located on the ground level of the terminal. The project site includes interior and exterior locations, and the opportunity to influence the use and aesthetic of materials chosen for walls, floor, ceiling, curb furniture, planters, and bollards. The project will be experienced by tens of thousands of visitors and employees who experience the airport on a daily basis.
For more information about the TMP project, visit: https://pittransformed.com/
For more information about the Art in the Airport Program, visit: http://www.flypittsburgh.com/art
From the airport entrance to the jetway, the design of the new facilities is an opportunity to deliver a vibrant, welcoming environment. The Ground Level arrivals curb provides passengers and visitors with an important impression of the terminal and a potential first experience of the Pittsburgh region. Physically, it is the place where the terminal and the landscape meet. Conceptually, it is a place where the Pittsburgh community and the world connect.
The function and program of Ground Level is already determined and will include information desks/kiosks, circulation space, passenger waiting areas and seating. In addition, the ACAA has identified the Ground curb as a site for future temporary art installations in addition to this integrated artwork.
At this time, ACAA and architectural team intend that the integrated art project will be implemented by the TMP’s general contractor, although some elements may be fabricated by specialty contractors identified by the artist or the artist. This will be determined as part of the design process for the integrated artwork. Once the design is approved by the ACAA, it will be integrated into the bid documents.
SCOPE OF WORK
The artist will collaborate with the project architects to create a concept for an integrated work of art composed of design enhancements for the Ground Level of the new terminal. The site features that are available for enhancement include the surfaces and treatments of interior walls, ceiling, and glass, as well as the bollards, furniture, and ground surface of the exterior ground curb.
The artist will:
This schedule is subject to change without notice.
WHAT TO SUBMIT
Artists must supply the following materials to complete an application. Do not submit a proposal for a concept with your application. Artists who submit proposals will be disqualified and their submission will not be reviewed.
Artist teams may submit up to fifteen work samples total for the team, resumes for each member, and a joint letter that details the information requested in (D) above. The letter must also state previous experience of members of the artist teams collaborating with each other.
HOW TO SUBMIT
Interested artists must submit an application through Submittable online here. No emailed or delivered submissions will be accepted. If you experience any technical difficulties while completing the form, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to submit is 11:59 PM EST on February 16, 2020.
QUESTIONS? Send an email to: TMPart@flypittsburgh.com
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