As phase 1 of the 56-acre Water Street Tampa development continues to make progress towards completion in Downtown Tampa, developer Strategic Property Partners (SPP) is pleased to announce the expansion of its vibrant public art in the community. Two art installations were commissioned to anchor the neighborhood, bringing in the works of San Francisco-based artist Jim Campbell and London-based art and design firm Jason Bruges Studio. Campbell’s piece is a curved wall structure that produces moving light pictures and will be located in Raybon Plaza adjacent to Thousand & One, while Jason Bruges Studio is bringing a site-specific interactive light installation to the pedestrian skybridge connecting the JW Marriott Tampa Water Street and Tampa Marriott Water Street.
Jason Bruges Studio’s light installation on the pedestrian skybridge linking the Marriot hotels takes inspiration from Tampa’s brackish marine environment and the idea that flourishing ecologies and cultures are stimulated by dialogue, diversity and interaction. Named Halocline
Sky, the bridge features a matrix of digital rings enlivened by responsive animations, using real-time simulations to create a playful, interactive canvas that spans the length of the 200-foot skybridge. The activity happening within the bridge and at the street level will generate and inform a choreography of light.
“Public art provides thoughtful experiences that everyone can enjoy; the works we have selected for Water Street Tampa create unique opportunities for the community to engage,” said Lee Schaffler, Chief Portfolio Officer of SPP.