2017-2018, Charlotte, NC
Vicki Scuri SiteWorks with Alexandr Polzin
Architects: ADW Architects
Sponsored by the Arts & Science Council of Charlotte-Mecklenburg
“Response” features eleven cut-metal screens placed on shaped concrete bases, influenced by the geometry of the MEDIC Shield. “Response” softens the site, humanizes the MEDIC Headquarters, and transforms concrete barriers into Art, referencing electrocardiographic vital signs in the screens and the MEDIC Star of Life in the concrete bases. The dot patterning forms an upward, outward expansive movement. This movement is uplifting, creating a sweeping gesture along the streetscape. The screen patterning is interactive with light, shadow and the environment. “Response” adds color, scale and context to the site, creating a dynamic landmark that can be appreciated by drivers and pedestrians alike.
MEDIC is located along the primary route between uptown Charlotte and the Charlotte International Airport. The piece activates the streetscape and creates a neighborhood landmark celebrating Wilkinson Boulevard and the MEDIC community.
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