The artwork is perceptually ephemeral, shifting dynamically as light conditions evolve. During the day, the intricate frit pattern is overlaid with the nuanced reflections of the plane tree canopy, whilst at night the figure-ground inverts to theatrically focus attention on the retail activity within.
FJMT was actively involved in the procurement of this artwork. We prepared the initial Artwork Strategy report, articulating opportunities for the location, materiality and themes of public art across the project. We worked closely with Johnson, reviewing maquettes and material studies as he developed the frit pattern, and ultimately documented the artist’s setout of the four high-performance facade module types, (nominally 4150 x 2350mm in size), which are configured in such a way that lends the finished facade the appearance of structured randomisation.