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Sculpture Series for The Point Mixed Use Development
1101 Bannock Street
Denver, CO 80204

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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
State: Colorado
Entry Deadline: 7/27/17
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 8, Maximum: 12
Audio - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 8, Maximum: 15
The Point is now a commercial retail destination at the intersection of Parker Road and Peoria Street; located just north of the Nine Mile Station transit stop and Park & Ride. A pedestrian bridge will span Parker Road to bring pedestrians to the Point retail shops, park spaces, and public art. The Point’s location in the southeast Denver Metro region provides great access to highway and transit facilities, employment opportunities, living options and regional bike paths connecting Cherry Creek State Park to Downtown Denver, making it appealing to many businesses and residents.

The Point will become a vibrant hub with a diverse mix of residential, retail, entertainment and commercial uses integrated into a highquality, urban context enhanced with comfortable streetscapes, generous landscaping, dynamic park and plaza spaces and architecturally-striking and inviting retail storefronts. There will be a park big enough to attract visitors to the site, yet small enough to provide an intimate enclave for residents. The circulation network will be intuitive and pedestrian-friendly with ample parking for residents, visitors, shoppers, and the local community.

The pedestrian / bicycle bridge from the Nine Mile Station, a critical feature of The Point, will send a message that this, in fact, is a TOD project with great multi-modal access. A series of public spaces will create a strong connection from the bridge landing, through the retail, entertainment and central gathering area to the Dartmouth terminus and Main Street retail area. A cohesive use of materials, streetscape patterning and the series of public art along this path will help foster community interaction and create variety and interest for pedestrians while enhancing the overall sense of place. Additionally, the terminus of Dartmouth Avenue will be treated as a visual gateway across a vibrant mix of commercial, park and plaza spaces while welcoming both pedestrians and automobiles. All in all, the Point encourages creation of a place that will become a source of pride for the City and citizens of Aurora.

The artwork will create an iconic project identity with significant community draw. The art at the end of Dartmouth Avenue should accommodate the largest of the three budgets to create a visual gateway and focal point.

The final pieces:
• Shall be designed to be a part of a series
• Shall be Interactive with the public
• Shall incorporate both daytime and evening interest with integrated lighting design
• Shall be safe to touch.
• Shall be designed to be durable, require low maintenance, and be graffiti resistant
• Shall be contemporary in character

The budget for this project is a total of $391,000 to be divided among three independent art locations. The budget for each location may not be equal.
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