Inspired by the shifts, movement and life in New River of Broward County, FLOW is a large scale public art project that connects the river and the community to the New Broward County Courthouse embracing the public access Breezeway below the parking structure and the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale. The New River uniquely runs from the Everglades to the Atlantic Ocean, entirely within Broward County, Florida. This vernacular feature, equal in width to the Breezeway FLOW occupies, provides inspiring tangible elements translated into textures and patterns applied to forms that modulate to accommodate seating, walkways and activated areas.
The project’s vitality travels the floor and wall surfaces creating a dynamic envelope inviting the public to experience FLOW. In addition to form and color, lighting activates the space as an integral part of the experience. Broad views making connections beyond the space, integrate the larger context of the Courthouse, the City and the Community. This project provides the community an urban hub in which everyone pauses, reconnects and re-exchanges with the environment and each other.