Part of Design Miami‘s Miami Art Week 2017 French designer-duo Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have unveiled ‘Nuage’, a 109yd (100m) x 5.4yd (5m) high canopy developed and fabricated in collaboration with UAP. The steel and coloured-glass structure manipulate shadow and natural light, engaging with the surrounding environment throughout the day. Read more about our collaboration with the Bouroullec Brothers on Designboom.
Art in the public realm is increasingly popular, perhaps due to its ability to assist ..MORE
Public art comes in many shapes and sizes. From the monumental to the ephemeral, or ..MORE
With over 10 years’ experience, landscape architect Dan Plummer and artist Belinda Smith of Plummer ..MORE
We’re thrilled to announce UAP are collaborating on a new development in the heart of ..MORE
Winning the American Architecture Prize for Cultural Buildings in 2017, and a finalist in the ..MORE
It is clear that place-making presents new challenges in an increasingly globalised world. For UAP, ..MORE
Sullivan+Strumpf recently presented the latest body of works by Chinese-Australian artist Lindy Lee at this year's Shanghai ..MORE
Designed by SHoP Architects, the exterior for the new SITE Santa Fe building signals a welcoming gesture to the community, while also serving as an iconic new presence for the institution. Featured on Dezeen the collaboration with SHoP Architects comes straight from our New York studio!
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It is with great pleasure we announce UAP has been awarded the winner in the Creative Industries category, for the 2017 Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards. This is in recognition of, not only exporting fabricated works and services from our home base in Brisbane, but also recognition of the services a Queensland-based business provides globally. A testament to the growth and sustainability UAP has achieved as a business, we’re humbled by this award and would like to thank all our staff and collaborators who have made this possible. Congratulations to all the finalists!
Widely considered one of the world’s most influential living artists, for over fifty years, Gerhard ..MORE
A behind-the-scenes look at the Brisbane company that helped to create QAGOMA’s beloved 'tow row' ..MORE
We’re thrilled to announce our collaboration with artist Idris Khan has been selected by the American Architecture Prize (AAP) jury as the winner of the Architectural Design / Cultural Architecture category in this year’s American Architecture Prize. The centrepiece of the new United Arab Emirates (UAE) Memorial Park, ‘Wahat Al Karama’ the monument was commissioned by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and delivered in collaboration with bureau^proberts, Robert Bird Group, AECOM and Miral.
This work exemplifies the power of fusion between art and architecture in a project that conveys purpose and emotion and creates a place of reflection, serenity and significance for its nation. — AAP
Congratulations to all involved in delivering this monumental work.
Last night we hosted over 50 people from the Design Institute of Australia for a ..MORE
Congratulations to artist, Sean Williams on being selected for the Jennie Neumann OAM Emerging Artist Award at this year’s SWELL Sculpture Festival on the Gold Coast, Australia. A 3D Design Draftsperson at UAP by day, Williams’ work is inspired by H.R. Giger, the painter who created the beast from the Alien movies.
Swell Sculpture Festival is a 10-day public, art exhibition on Australia’s Gold Coast. Bringing together works from over 60 artists from around the world, the festival drew over 275,000 visitors during the holiday period.
This new installation marks the first-ever collaboration between Austrian artist Erwin Redl, Madison Square Arts and UAP. Entitled Whiteout, the exhibition will be composed of hundred suspended spheres with white LED lights hanging from a grid of steel poles.
The world’s largest architectural award program has announced the shortlist for their 2017 awards slate. Featuring 434 projects ranging from small family homes to schools, stations, museums, large infrastructure and landscape projects, UAP is honoured to have Wahat Al Karama included in the Civic and Community category.
Mary Stuart from our Brisbane studio demonstrates the process of casting small bespoke objects using ..MORE
This fall, Ai Weiwei, Public Art Fund and UAP team up for a massive art exhibition titled Good Fences Make Good Neighbours.
Reko Rennie is an interdisciplinary artist who explores his Aboriginal identity through contemporary media, provoking ..MORE
For more than 40 years robots have been the workhorses for manufacturing giants, pre-programmed machines capable of performing one repeated task in a highly-controlled environment. QUT in partnership with UAP and the IMCRC are creating an industry first: a new wave of agile, adaptable robots that can see what they’re working on and make decisions as required. Unlike its blind cousins, this one is being trained at our Brisbane workshop, to create large-scale, bespoke art pieces, previously impossible to produce economically in Australia.
UAP recently hosted a press viewing for Making Marvels, the highly-anticipated second season of Big Art. Produced by Wildbear Entertainment and Screen Queensland, Making Marvels follows members of the UAP team on a global art adventure, working with artists, architects, and designers, from concept and design through to fabrication and installation, to deliver some truly breathtaking art projects.
Viewers in Australia and around the world will be captivated as the series extends and builds on the vision of the first Big Art series.
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How do we measure craftsmanship in a digital manufacturing age?
UAP, SHoP Architects and One to One discuss how different studios define craftsmanship in today’s digital manufacturing age, and incorporate mass customization in their building designs.
Jamie Perrow — Senior Principal of Art + Design,
Emily Johnson — Senior Project Manager
Ayumi Sugiyama — Director, Cultural Projects
Rebecca Lorenz — Senior Associate, Virtual Design and Construction
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Ben Koren — Managing Director
Leading Chinese artist Song Dong’s exhibition ‘I Don’t Know the Mandate of Heaven’ at Rockbund Art Museum (RAM) has been nominated as 2016’s best exhibition by Leading Culture Destinations alongside Yayoi Kusama and Martin Creed. UAP partnered with RAM and Dong to transform the entire building façade for the duration of the exhibition. Finalists will be announced late September in London. Good luck to all the finalists!
Aluminium is a material with which UAP have developed facades and intricately decorative structures all ..MORE
Known for her sculptural works which explore fleeting moments within natural phenomena, Carly Scoufos combines ..MORE
In the 20th century, a building façade hid ugliness and utility, but aesthetics and concepts ..MORE
World-renowned architect studio LOT-EK will put the Gold Coast’s name in lights through two unique artworks at the city’s busiest entry points.
Announced by The Gateways Public Art Commission, New York-based design studio LOT-EK has been selected as the winning concept for a bold new light installation on the Gold Coast in Australia. The work, titled ‘HI-LIGHTS’ will feature nearly 100 modified highway light poles to form the iconic city’s name at the northern installation and the letters GC at the southern site.
We’re excited to be collaborating with LOT-EK and Office Feuerman in delivering the installation for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Designed by LOT-EK architects Giuseppe Lignano and Ada Tolla, the work will welcome visitors, locals and GC2018 athletes no matter their direction of travel and create a sense of arrival to the iconic City of Gold Coast.
Q + A WITH UAP LEAD DESIGNER, GIOVANNI VERONESI Transcending the barrier between art and ..MORE
SJB recently hosted members of the UAP Melbourne Hub at their 2017 architecture and design ..MORE
The Design Institute of Australia (DIA) recently hosted a 7x7 Talk Series on the Gold ..MORE
Inspired by the Western Australian landscape and colonial hotels of the past, the lobby of Crown Towers Perth is home to our latest collaboration with Brookfield Multiplex. Designed by Bates Smart, UAP collaborated with the project team to develop and fabricate the bespoke woven ceiling feature for the new hotel lobby.
Hovering atop a water landscape in the award-winning Zhengzhou Cultural Center in China, Lindy Lee’s newest collaboration signals the successful ongoing collaboration between the Australian-Chinese artist and UAP. Entitled The Life of Stars — Tenderness of Rain, the work symbolically represents the earth, the beginning of life, birth and renewal. Fabricated in stainless steel, the 6-metre long work is illuminated internally at night, casting light and pattern across the surrounding water.
Renowned for his use of mundane materials such as paper and card, Richard Sweeney combines ..MORE
Forming part of Melbourne Museum’s new Children’s Gallery, UAP’s latest playscape was designed in collaboration with Melbourne Museum Exhibitions. Recently featured in KINDER Journal, the work is designed to create a space for families to come together and learn. The new playscape features elevated dome canopies and interactive elements which activate the space and engage all who use the space.
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Wahat Al Karama, meaning “the oasis of dignity,” is UAP’s latest project delivered in the Middle East, in collaboration with British artist Idris Khan. Featured on DesignMENA, the monument is comprised of 31 aluminium standing tablets reaching 23 meters in height. The memorial pays tribute to those who gave their lives in support of their country’s sovereignty, dignity and freedom.
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