Originally Posted by ahealy
Yeah...it certainly gets the reader interested.. lol. Something with a collection of colors sounds awesome. I'm all about some groovy pink-floydesque/lava lamp wall art.
This rendering just shows one side. The three other walls which will contain the AE plant will be lime-stone/masonry. We were presented this idea at the Downtown Commission, and the consensus was this project was mediocre at-best.
The design team on the project was given regular feedback about making the entire project more pedestrian friendly and better integration into the design of the Central Library.
One flaw in the design which particularly annoys me is the 5' pathway adjacent to the "rainbow". There's some infrastructure behind the future wall that the design team said absolutely could not be moved inward to provide a broader path. It was never explained why.
Overall, I'm glad AE & AIPP is taking this on - they didn't have to and we could have ended up with a CMU block wall.