Public art enriches spaces and communities, adding spirit, beauty, and thought to the built environment.

We follow three principles when it comes to engineering art, namely artistic intent, collaboration, and creative thinking.

Artistic Intent

Realizing an artist’s vision means understanding their concept and focus. What is their intent with the artwork? Answering this question gives us parameters within which to work and tells us what we can structurally alter and what we must strictly adhere to.

Collaboration

There is something special about partnering with an artist to help make their artwork and creative visions come to life. It’s an iterative process during which we work closely with the artist until we land on a structurally sound solution that expresses their intent.

Creative Thinking

It’s not only the artist who gets to exercise creativity on such a project. Creative thinking is required from the engineering side as well. We think beyond building code to ask what’s possible from a structural point of view. At Entuitive, we don’t say no to an idea. We ask what’s possible.

Where Art and Science Meet

Our commitment to advanced technologies means we leverage parametric modelling software to explore design and construction options as well as cost-effective solutions. We work together with the artist to find the optimal solution for their artwork.

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Project Highlights

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Threshold

London, UK
This structure was designed as a temporary canopy installed over the entrance steps to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. It comprised 208, 1-metre long traffic cones, made especially in white plastic. Each cone weighed about 9 kilograms, meaning there were almost 2 tonnes of cones suspended from a cable net, which itself was fixed at each corner to a slender steel frame.
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Emergence

Heathrow Airport, UK
This 13-metre-high centrepiece sculpture for the departures lounge at Heathrow’s new Terminal 2 was engineered in collaboration with designers Cinimod Studio. It features 350,000 individually controlled LED lights arranged on 150 two-metre-long arcs suspended from a central mast. The LED lighting patterns are controlled in real time from a mesmerising live physics simulation modelled on the complex movements of a school of fish in the ocean, a phenomenon known as emergence.
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Bleigiessen

London, UK
The name of this sculpture derives from the method in which its form was created. Molten lead dropped in to cold water freezes instantaneously and the 5cm long frozen piece of lead was then scaled up to a 27m high sculpture suspended in the eight-storey atrium of the Welcome Trust headquarters in London.
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Polar Bears Installation at Chinook Centre

Calgary, Canada
The Chinook Centre Polar Bears are made of steel framework, EPS foam, polyurea coating, and a texturized paint finish for the appearance of sparkling snow.
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