pinta acoustic’s CODAawards entry, “SPLASH!,” is a Merit Award Winner in the 2nd annual 2014 CODAawards – Public Spaces category. CODAworx produces the CODAawards to celebrate design projects that demonstrate the most successful integration of commissioned art into an interior or architectural space. Awards honor the those whose collective imaginations create inspiring public and private spaces.
The unprecedented SPLASH! sculpture was commissioned as part of the City of Miami Gardens’ Art in Public Places Program—a program that aims to bring art into the community. The art commission challenged artists to develop designs which would add vibrancy and address sound issues within the existing indoor swimming pool at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreation Center.
Splash! features 972 custom colored pinta acoustic SONEX® Rondo Baffles individually suspended at varying heights to simulate a three-dimensional sound wave effect. The results were audibly noticeable.
Jurors were impressed with the explanation of project goals and successful integration of the artwork into the space and the collaboration process between all of the parties involved.