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An investigation of inspirational public art Koo, John; Harris, Cameron; Zoeunko, Antonina


A new Student Union Building (SUB) at the UBC Vancouver Campus is currently being designed and is expected to be finished construction by 2014. It is designed to become an icon and an inspiration in sustainable design practice throughout the lower mainland. The Design Committee is considering commissioning a piece of art for the Atrium that would be aesthetically pleasing and inspire building users and visitors. This report investigates and analyzes two possible artworks that could be implemented in the new SUB: sustainable paintings and sustainable work bench. The investigation concludes by recommending the concept that is the most suitable for the new SUB based on social, economic, environmental, and other various factors Disclaimer: “UBC SEEDS provides students with the opportunity to share the findings of their studies, as well as their opinions, conclusions and recommendations with the UBC community. The reader should bear in mind that this is a student project/report and is not an official document of UBC. Furthermore readers should bear in mind that these reports may not reflect the current status of activities at UBC. We urge you to contact the research persons mentioned in a report or the SEEDS Coordinator about the current status of the subject matter of a project/report.”

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