Public art installation

An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about public art installation

Project • By SpY StudioUrban Green Spaces


Natural grass circle of 70m of diameter installed in the center of Madrid's Plaza Mayor. 400th Anniversary of Madrid's Plaza Mayor. Ruben P Bescos The main idea of this Project is as simple as recognizable. It consists of a 70 meter natural grass circle (3500 square meters in total) located in the center of the Plaza Mayor (Madrid) commemorating its 4th centenary. Ruben P Bescos Given the simplicity of such Project, both locals and tourists were immediately surprised by the decontextualisation of the Plaza and the invitation to new ways to feel pleasantly and comfortably embraced. Ruben P Bescos Over 200 thousand people enjoyed this artistic offer, along the 4 days that it lasted, that was also echoed by the most relevant... More

Project • By SpY StudioExhibitions


“REFLECTION” Action and effect of reflecting.  or Action and effect of reflecting or being reflected. “Reflection” comes from Latin. reflexus 'action of moving back', ‘withdrawal'. but also; Action that occurs involuntarily in response to a stimulus.    Ruben P Bescos In “REFLECTION”, SpY makes use of such common elements of street furniture as convex traffic mirrors that are used in surveillance and security, to present this hypnotic kinetic sculpture in movement. Ruben P Bescos Made up of 20 convex traffic mirrors, this kinetic sculpture generates a replicated universe that evolves with the different variations of movement and position of the spectators through reflectio... More

Project • By SpY StudioExhibitions


A luminous red sphere caged inside a structure In “Tierra”, SpY presents an artistic project made up of a luminous red sphere caged inside a cube-shaped structure, constructed with the type of scaffolding normally used on building sites. These 2 simple geometric elements (sphere and cube) form a large-scale construction which stands almost 25 metres high and has been installed in Plaza de Colón in Madrid. Ruben PBescos This powerful visual statement is accompanied by a bright red light emanating from inside the sphere, from which one can almost feel the heat transmitted by the concept of the work. In this work, SpY asks us to reflect on the way in which our home makes up a whole of which we form part, and in whic... More

Project • By ARCHITIMESculptures

Dynamic wall - kinetic art installation

Dynamic brick wall by ARCHITIME  The art-object is at intersection of kinetic and parametric architecture and dedicated to the highest feeling on the Earth - LOVE.    Authors: Grigory Malitskiy, Maria Malitskaya, ARCHITIME design group.Artist: Alexey Kio. Location: Russia, Moscow, Orbion transport hub, Skolkovo Date: 2020 About: The dynamic wall dance reveals, like a theatrical curtain, what is hidden in the emotions palette of love. Love kindles hearts and stirs the blood. Flaming hearts are looking for self-expression, finding it in creativity, and, in particular, street art, which has gone a way from vandalism to art, from destruction to creation. Architecture is silent and ready to accept a sensual creative impulse... More

Project • By CROXSculptures

Ship Smoke

“ Engine is roaring, ship starts to vibrate, and sail swells out in the wind. Ship smoke · curl upwards. Adventure is going to start! ”   Ship Smoke is selected for Harbor City’s Worldwide Public Art design competition. The jury concludes Jean de Loisy, director of the Palais de Tokyo Museum, Andrea Schlieker, director of commissions and special projects at White Cube, independent curator Fang Zhenning, art director Fram Kitagawa, government recommended experts and client’s representatives. Ultimately, 17 out of 500 artworks were officially selected to be made and located on the Shanghai Lujiazui Harbor City street in 2020.   Currently, under the globalization situation, we wish each place... More

Project • By MASK ArchitectsArt Galleries

Hole Zero + Timeless Kinetic Art Sculpture

Mask Architects developed a proposal for a public artwork to be located in Nuevo Polanco, Mexico City " Hole Zero + Timeless Kinetic Art Sculpture" has been selected one of 5 finalists among  340 international projects and Artist for MassivArt and MIRA  investment and real estate development company in Mexico.  Designed by Öznur Pınar ÇER, Danilo PETTA " Hole Zero + Timeless Kinetic Art Sculpture" is the first spiral interactive movement and rotated lattice loop structure in the world which has filled easily controlled rotatable kinetic art panels by human movements where human are interactive and environmental data according to the location of the structure on the site. Inspired by spacetime curving/bending whic... More

Project • By penda chinaApartments

Life Island

Penda China’s New Work “Life Island”: A Dream Mansion between Mountain and Sea The isolation to curb the COVID-19 epidemic has confined us quietly at home for quite some time, allowing us to rethink the relationship between life, living space and nature. Here we present a design proposal for a residential development which may hopefully trigger off some new ideas about our future home.   Life Island is located in Shenzhen,overlooking Hong Kong across the sea. As a major gateway adjacent to Shenzhen Bay Bridge and the cruise homeport anda key node on the urban development axis of Shenzhen, it represents unlimited potential for future development.  The site backs onto few Mountains, enjoying an unblocked view o... More

Project • By OPEN ArchitectureRestaurants

Tank Shanghai

Along the banks of Shanghai's Huangpu River, five decommissioned aviation fuel tanks once stood abandoned on an empty industrial site. Today, these tanks and the surrounding site—forgotten relics of the city's former Longhua Airport—have been given new life and relevancy by OPEN Architecture. Over the course of six years, the five tanks were converted from waste containers to a vibrant contemporary art center, with galleries and other public spaces housed within the tanks themselves. One of the world’s rare examples of the adaptive re-use of aviation fuel tanks, Tank Shanghai has attracted millions of visitors since its opening in March 2019 and has solidified its place in the city’s contemporary art scene.  ... More

Product • By EntroLandmarks & Public Art

Landmarks & Public Art

Entro offers design services in branding, wayfinding, signage, environmental graphics, exhibit design, and media architecture. Landmarks and public art installations are bold, purpose-built works that provide sense of arrival and sense of place, become a focal point within a space, and aid in wayfinding. Our solutions build upon key brand experience tenets, consider the overall visitor journey, and integrate with other disciplines. More

Project • By Walala Studio (Camille Walala)Exhibitions

House of Dots

Artist Camille Walala unveiledher most interactive work to date at Coal Drops Yard in London’s Kings Cross to introduce the entirely new 2D tile play concept from the LEGO Group - LEGO® DOTS.   To tease the new product, Walala was invited to bring LEGODOTS to life in a free public art installation that celebrates their shared values of creativity, self-expression and accessibility, expressed through the vibrant colours and bold geometric patterns of both the new product and her own signature work.    The result is HOUSE OF DOTS: a fantastical house comprising five rooms spread over eight shipping containers, in which everything from the walls and floors to the rugs, frames and furniture has been customised in a... More

Project • By Studio RamoprimoExhibitions


White Winter is a public seasonal installation for HARMAY on display from early December 2019 till the end of February 2020. The installation recreates an habitat in-between a quiet and snowy winter landscape and a conceptual meditative zen garden to rest the mind. It features a large carpet of over 50 tons of white quartz pebbles, dotted with around 100 pine trees. Three chrome tube-shaped pavilions, emitting a faint light, will engage people to interact, move around and discover. HARMAY – 白色冬季景观装置 白色冬季是为HARMAY打造的临时装置并在2019年十二月至2020年二月之间展出。该装置在城市中打造了静谧且充满禅意的冬季雪景,为往来的行人提供了放松身心的可能性。整体由超过50吨的白色石英砂覆盖地面,并由100颗左右的云杉树点缀其中。三根镀锌波纹管以小屋般的姿态出现,管道内部点缀有柔和灯光,面对观者发出了探索和交互的邀请。 More

Project • By VIBHOR SOGANISculptures

Joy by Vibhor Sogani

Joy is a 30 feet tall installation in Dubai Creek Harbour, UAE. The project is an initiative by Art EMAAR. The installation is envisioned as an ode to celebrating everything in life that is beautiful, joy-giving and unadulterated. Depicted as a bouquet of balloons, it reflects the ever-changing environment as the passer-by catches a glimpse of themselves in it. The installation is in close vicinity to the new upcoming Dubai Creek Tower, set to be the tallest tower in the world.   Inspired by a child who derives joy from simple pleasures, this shimmering beacon can transport the viewer from the mundane to a realm of pure bliss and calm. More

Project • By Kava Massih ArchitectsHousing

L Seven Apartments and Lofts

L Seven is an entire city block of 410 rental apartments, plus commercial, retail, office and PDR (Production, Distribution, Repair) space in San Francisco’s SoMa district. Several factors influenced the design of the buildings and each was driven by extensive interaction with the Western SoMa Task Force and the broader community. Our over-arching goal throughout our six year community outreach effort was to have the new development complement the existing South of Market buildings, by both respecting what came before us and fitting into the existing built context. Located on a former bus lot, this 3.5 acre site consists of seven buildings with a new one-way drive that loops around the interior of the site. The 410 units are a mix of... More

Project • By Klaus LittmannStadiums

For Forest

A FOREST IN A FOOTBALL STADIUM“FOR FOREST – The Unending Attraction of Nature” is a temporary art intervention by Klaus Littmann that will turn the Wörthersee Stadium in Klagenfurt into Austria‘s largest public art installation from 8 September until 27 October 2019. Using 300 trees, some of which weigh up to six tonnes, landscape architect Enzo Enea will cover the entire playing field with a mixed forest characteristic of Central Europe. From the grandstands, visitors can admire the spectacle of the trees day and night (from 10am until 10pm). Admission is free. A sight that is as unfamiliar as it is fascinating and bound to stir up a range of emotions and reactions! Depending on the time of day (or night), the trees will constitute a const... More

Project • By VIBHOR SOGANISculptures


India’s largest site-specific public art installation - Sprouts, a 40 feet high installation was a Delhi government initiative towards the beautification of the capital. It is spread over 6 acres of greens surrounding the AIIMS flyover in the heart of Delhi.   ‘From Walled City to World City’ was the one-line brief given to VibhorSogani by Sheila Dixit, the Chief Minister of Delhi, more than 10 years ago. Following the brief, the Sprouts project was initiated with the idea ‘when the seeds begin to sprout’. The intent was to depict India as a growing nation with the new age material Stainless steel representing contemporary thought.   Designed to showcase New Delhi as a ‘world city’, Sp... More