Nestled within the main atrium of the New Academic Building on the UC Denver campus, the Super Nova project stands as a captivating object. Positioned to face Speer Boulevard and Downtown Denver, this artwork is intricately mounted on the auditorium wall, partly suspended in the surrounding space. At its core, the design concept is a mesmerizing interplay of geometrical ellipses symbolizing connectivity, bonds, and the unifying spirit inherent within the UC Denver community. Scattered throughout the space, these ellipses form a maze-like structure, seamlessly connected by single surfaces. Aptly titled ‘Super Nova’, the project is a dynamic expression of movement and the evolution of form over time, creating a visual spectacle that resonates with the vibrant energy of the UC Denver community.
Design: VA | DESIGN
Project Team: Volkan Alkanoglu, Matthew Au, David Moore, Austin Anderson
Structural Engineering: Laufs ED
Photography: Patrick Heagney
Client: University of Colorado Denver
Location: New Academic Building, Denver, CO