Tuesday, November 15, 2011

RFQ: Commonlink Public Art Project

PROJECT: CommonLink, An Interactive Transportation & Information SubStation, Shreveport, LA
BUDGET: $100,000 for technical design only
DEADLINE: Wednesday, November 16, 2011, MIDNIGHT (C.S.T.)

The Shreveport Regional Arts Council (SRAC) on behalf of the City of Shreveport is seeking to commission an artist or artist-led design team to create a unique vision for CommonLink, Shreveport’s first interactive transportation and information substation that will serve as the hub for all forms of transportation, information, communication, and community engagement. The design of CommonLink will launch the development of Shreveport’s Cultural District, SHREVEPORT COMMON, which will transform a neglected, 9-block area in the western part of downtown Shreveport.

The selected artist will create a unique vision for the block-long CommonLink with a design that will house a bus shelter, taxi stand, shuttle stop, seating, and an interactive communication center that will provide assistance to tourists and residents alike by providing maps and historical information, giving walking, biking and transportation information, as well as recommending restaurants, events, and attractions. The successful design for CommonLink will also integrate parking for mopeds and a police car, a security “blue light”system, charging stations, ATM, Wi-Fi, green areas, innovative lighting, and bike racks that will be designed by local artists.

More than a transportation station, CommonLink is envisioned as a "transformation station" - the critical first-step in defining, developing, and populating this historic downtown cultural district. CommonLink will serve the current and future residents of SHREVEPORT COMMON, bring visitors to the area for events and tours, and create a place that not only dignifies public transportation while encouraging pedestrian and bicycle traffic, but makes it fun, exciting and informative.

For the complete RFQ detailing submission requirements, scheduling, and additional project information, please go to http://shrevearts.org/arts-culture/public-art-2/

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