LOT-EK [NYC] in collaboration with Office Feuerman [Sydney] and Urban Art Projects [Brisbane] are honored to be selected to build the Gold Coast Gateways, a large public art work just revealed by Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate and Commonwealth Games Minister Kate Jones.
HI-LIGHTS is centred on the radically adaptive reuse of seemingly familiar infrastructure. Rethinking the highway light poles as dots that form letters and words, and altering their equally-spaced rhythm into a sudden, dense concentration, HI-LIGHTS puts the Gold Coast’s name in lights through two unique works at the city’s busiest entry points.
Featuring nearly 100 highway light poles, closely spaced at different heights, the lights spell out the city’s name in the northern installation along the Pacific Highway, and the city initials at the southern site near the airport.
The northern artwork will run 100 metres and reach a maximum height of 11 metres as it runs down the centre of the highway. The southern site will be pedestrian accessible. Gold metallic paint will reinforce the custom lettering at each location.
LOT-EK and OF will work with UAP to deliver HI-LIGHTS by the end of 2017.