Industry News October 6

Wahat Al Karama announced as winner in The American Architecture Prize 2017.

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.

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Industry News October 4

Jennie Neumann OAM Emerging Artist Award

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.

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Industry News September 20

Shortlist Revealed for World Architecture Festival 2017

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.

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Advanced Manufacturing August 10

Designing Adaptable Robots with QUT & the IMCRC

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.

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Making Marvels Season 2 July 31

Making Marvels: The Stories Behind Creating Big Art

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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UAP Webinar July 21

Measuring Craftsmanship in a Digital Age

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.

Panellists include
UAP
Jamie Perrow — Senior Principal of Art + Design,
Emily Johnson — Senior Project Manager

SHoP Architects
Ayumi Sugiyama — Director, Cultural Projects
Rebecca Lorenz — Senior Associate, Virtual Design and Construction

One to One
Ben Koren — Managing Director

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Industry News July 13

‘I Don’t Know the Mandate of Heaven’ Nominated as 2016’s Best Exhibition

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!

Industry News June 26

Bold New Installation Welcomes GC2018

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.

Read the Design Boom article.

Project Update May 24

Crown Towers Woven Ceiling

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.

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New Collaboration May 19

Iconic Artwork for an Award-Winning Cultural Centre in China

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.

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Industry News April 21

Melbourne Museum’s Children’s Gallery Featured in KINDER Journal

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.

Read the full article here.

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Industry News April 18

Memorial Park Featured on DesignMENA

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.

Read the full article here.

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