Harmony Developments and Heavy Industries have teamed up to build Harmony’s newest community art feature with the help of Calgary’s emerging creative talent.
The team engaged with local universities, colleges and institutions in a “Call for Creatives” to conceptualize and design an iconic art feature for the Harmony community located in Rocky View County.
After an incredible response of talented candidates ranging from landscape architects to artists working in traditional media, the team had the tough task of shortlisting the applicants. Ultimately 4 candidates were selected to move ahead with and Heavy Industries has been working with them to develop their concepts for presentation to the Harmony Developments team, where the winning concept will be selected.
The final concept will then move into the next stages of Heavy’s Plan-Build process to be designed and engineered in preparation for fabrication and installation, scheduled for the summer of 2019.
“Our first experience working with Heavy Industries and professional artist Dan Corson on the ‘Cultivate’ community entrance feature was wonderful. As a developer we were equally inspired by the concept of a feature piece in our community being designed by students, or emerging artists. We were presented with thoughtful, engaging designs- and this process has in some ways been more gratifying than our first experience. We honestly can’t wait to share this story and the final winning design with our residents and the public,” says Birol Fisekci of Harmony Developments Inc.
For Heavy, it is important to serve as a hub, connecting communities like Harmony to the wealth of ideas from Calgary’s creatives. Heavy amplifies the vision of community developers while equipping artists, designers and architects alike with the tools they need to focus on bringing their ideas to life.
A very special congratulations goes out to Anna Semenoff, Graeme Haunholter, Gordon Skilling and Kellen Spencer for their phenomenal proposals. The winning concept will be announced in early 2019.
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