The City issued a request for qualifications seeking individuals or teams to design, fabricate and install artwork at the North End Regional Pond (NERP) along Mahogany Avenue. The NERP is a large stormwater facility, and the surrounding area will be undergoing substantial residential redevelopment over the next several years. The primary goal of this project is to create a feature of interest (to be viewed) from the newly developed Mahogany Avenue and the pedestrian trail adjacent to the NERP.
The City will work with the selected artist or artist team on the specifics of placement, to be determined by the feasibility of the pond. Due to the nature of the pond fluctuation, and the importance of the pond to regional stormwater management, the City is not interested in proposals for floating or otherwise unsecured artwork.
$60,000 will be available for design, materials, fabrication and installation of the artwork.
The Building Wellness Lab is a design practice at the intersection of art, architecture and public health. They believe that emerging research shows that design can affect our well-being by strengthening our connection to nature, to our communities, and to our own physical and psychological needs. View the artwork selection here.
On November 9, 2018 four semi-finalists were chosen from the 18 applications (from all over the world) that were submitted. Visit their websites to learn more about who they are.
Building Wellness Lab
Actual Size Artworks
January 2019 Deadline for semi-finalist proposals
February 2019 Final artist / artist team announced
Summer 2019 Installation / Dedication
*Timeline is subject to change - please check back periodically for updates.