CloudScape Playground

‘I want to play in the clouds!’

This expression is a desire most of us anticipate, while looking out of the airplane window and watching the clouds in the sky. Those fluffy, airy, white cushions simply resemble a picturesque landscape. We seem ready to dive in and play around those beautiful formations. Cloud Scape is the manifestation of this dream and realized as a blue immersive environment hosting of a series of white large scale ‘cloud alike’ furniture and pavilions.

Just like the children chasing around the formations, our art work is in motion. It represents the emergence of one state towards another state as clouds do. The cloud formation appears to be changing, evolving, moving, and in constant flux.

The project is located at the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport and fabricated out of polyurethane coated white Medite and consists of four cloud structures. The design is assembled like a large 3-dimensional puzzle, forming elegant, soft and dynamic volumes. The abstract cloud shapes are distributed throughout the space and connected to each other forming several opportunities for play and fun.

Design: VA | DESIGN
Project Team: Volkan Alkanoglu, Daniela Leon, Austin Anderson
Structural Engineering: Buro Happold
Light Design: Dato Electric
Floor: Korkat, Inc
Park and Recreation Officer: Michael Engelson
Conservationist: Rosa Lowinger & Associates
Fabrication and Installation: Ignitions Arts with Lucas Brown Associates
Client: Broward County
Location: Fort Lauderdale T1 Hollywood International Airport, FL
Date: 2017
Photography: Patrick Heagney, Tabatha Mudra
Status: Completed