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Adjaye Associates Transform Electrical Switching Station Into Empowering Art Wall

Adjaye Associates has unveiled images of its proposed reconceptualization of the protective façade of an electrical switching station into an engaging ?Art Wall? in Newark, New Jersey. The 30-foot-high walls of the Fairmount Heights switching station will be transformed into a canvas for original works of 14 local and international artists, exploring themes of youth, education, and community, while a canopied passageway will house a market, art installations, and gathering space.

Courtesy of Adjaye Associates

Adjaye Associates has unveiled images of its proposed reconceptualization of the protective façade of an electrical switching station into an engaging ?Art Wall? in Newark, New Jersey. The 30-foot-high walls of the Fairmount Heights switching station will be transformed into a canvas for original works of 14 local and international artists, exploring themes of youth, education, and community, while a canopied passageway will house a market, art installations, and gathering space.
Courtesy of Adjaye Associates

Courtesy of Adjaye Associates

The 1,790-foot-long, pre-cast concrete wall encompassing the substation will contain niches for permanent artworks to be embedded into the façade. The collection has been curated in response to changing levels across the site, allowing the work to remain at the observer?s eye-level. Along the eastern elevation, a public realm is defined by 34-foot-high columns merging into 49 canopy tops, sup...
Source: Archdaily
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