Mid-Concourse Tunnel Mural Opportunity
The Salt Lake City Department of Airports (SLCDA) invites artists and artist-led teams to submit qualifications for The New SLC Mid-Concourse Tunnel Mural Opportunity as part of the Airport Terminal Redevelopment Program—The New SLC.
The SLCDA is pleased to include four, 144-foot murals in the mid-concourse tunnel, a passenger walkway connecting terminals at The New SLC Airport. It will open in fall of 2020 with the completion of phase one of the Airport construction and will be the exclusive avenue for passengers to move in between two concourses for an estimated three years. Upon the completion of phase two construction, the temporary tunnel may transition to exclusive use by Airport staff.
PROJECT BUDGET: $119,000 for each artist for a total of two commissions.
DEADLINE: February 28, 2020 11:59 p.m. MDT.
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: All applications must be submitted through the CaFÉ™ website. View the complete Request for Qualifications here.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS - MID CONCOURSE TUNNEL MURALS: All questions regarding this RFQ are to be directed to the SLCDA Communication Coordinator by email at email@example.com. Please review the complete RFQ before emailing any questions. No phone calls please.
Artwork to Enhance The New SLC
Gordon Huether and his team have been selected to work with the Salt Lake City Department of Airports (SLCDA) to create large-scale, permanent art installations for The New SLC.
Huether’s largest art installation titled “The Canyon,” will be integrated on both walls of the new airport terminal.
The Canyon evokes the Salt Lake City landscape and spans 362 feet, roughly the length of a football field, using 2.5 acres of composite fabric, and the equivalent of seven miles of aluminum tubing. The entire work will consist of 412 individual tensile membrane fins.
Additional installations to be integrated into The New SLC design, include the "Column Plates" and an 80-foot tall escalator well sculpture titled “The Falls.” The sculptural Column Plates, located in a gathering area for both arriving and departing passengers, will be made of composite material and will create a visual distinction for the various activities taking place in the open space.
The sculptural forms of the columns provide interest and induce a sense of wonder, while maintaining their functionality and visibility of the view corridor.
As a focal point of a high-traffic area, The Falls sculpture makes use of the natural light provided by the curtain wall near the three-story escalator well, creating intriguing color effects in its vicinity. Colorful, light-sensitive dichroic glass fins are partnered with light-refracting glass rods to create ever-changing colors and patterns on adjacent surfaces.
Gordon Huether Studio was the recipient of a 2018 SARA National Design Award for designing The Canyon, The Falls, The Plates and Benches all of which will be located in The New SLC.
For renderings of The New SLC art installations, go to https://gordonhuether.com/salt-lake-city-international-airport.
Click here for a behind-the-scenes look Gordon Huether's work.