The developer of a condo high-rise building in Metrotown has announced it’s adding something a little special to the project.
Qualex-Landmark announced it is collaborating with renowned art group Random International to add an interactive art piece.
Founded in 2005 by Hannes Koch and Florian Ortkrass (pictured above), the studio is known for experimental practice within contemporary art. Their work Rain Room is in the collection of the Los Angeles County Museum and has also been displayed at the Museum of Contemporary Art Busan (2019), YUZ Museum in Shanghai (2015), the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2013), and London’s Barbican (2012). Rain Room has also received notable praise by Architectural Digest and The Financial Times.
A group of rotating, coloured monoliths are embedded within the entrance to this dynamic spatial environment. Approaching onlookers are invited to engage with the sculpture kinetically, manually turning the monoliths in different directions and formations.
“Engaging with the objects creates a myriad of reflections, shadows, and vistas, which transforms the appearance of the surrounding space subtly but continually,” said a news release. “The evolving nature of the artwork creates an ever-changing visual effect for both the active participants as well as nearby workers and passersby. Individuals can arrange the objects however they wish, turning the pieces to face them and, by doing so, augment the landscape with new nightlines and shadows. In this way, the Public installation invites an open-ended and instinctual experience of the built environment, where the human is in control.”
Located on the quieter side of Metrotown, Qualex-Landmark’s twenty fourth residential community will feature a collection of 247 one, two and three- bedroom residences in a 31-storey high rise building.
The lobby will sit upon an aquatic base, forming a gateway to 5,300 sf of interior facilities and 12,600 square feet of outdoor programming.