Super Nova

The Super Nova project is located within the main atrium of the New Academic Building on the UC Denver campus. Facing Speer Boulevard and Downtown Denver, the artwork is mounted to the auditorium wall and partly suspended in space.

The concept for the design work consists of a series of geometrical ellipses representing the connectivity, bond and unifying spirit within the UC Denver community. The ellipses are distributed throughout space and connected with single surfaces creating a almost maze-alike structure. Titled ‘SuperNova’, the project is based on a dynamic expression of movement and the evolution of form over time.

SuperNova is a definition which describes the forming of new stars, growth, development and interaction, all ideologies we discover at UC Denver and the New Academic Building.

Design: VA | DESIGN
Project Team: Volkan Alkanoglu, Matthew Au, David Moore, Austin Anderson
Structural Engineering: Laufs ED
Installation: Demiurge
Photography: Patrick Heagney
Client: University of Colorado Denver
Location: New Academic Building, Denver, CO
Date: 2015
Status: Completed