Spanda

Art Collaboration

Spanda

Artist

Christian de Vietri, Artist

Client

Metropolitan Development Authority of Western Australia

Location

Elizabeth Quays, Perth

Details

Spanda’s 29m tall¬†design represents ripples and links the Swan River, land and sky. ShapeShift worked closely with the artist to ensure his vision and desire to express this link was able to be spectacularly realised. The collaboration included a comprehensive engineering solution that allowed the piece to achieve outstanding rigidity even under extreme weather conditions.

"My absolute priority was to achieve a thin and elegant form. ShapeShift were able to engineer a solution that maintains the artistic integrity of Spanda by delivering extraordinary rigidity to the spans - even 29 metres off the ground."