Adjaye completes work to mask New Jersey sub-station

Adjaye Associates' Fairmount Heights switching station art wall

Protective wall beautified by 14 artists

David Adjaye has released images of a 30ft-tall community “art wall” in New Jersey that is intended to reduce the impact of a massive electrical switching station.

Fourteen local and international artists were invited to create works for the 1,790ft-long wall which wraps around the Fairmont Heights Switching Station in Newark. These explore themes of youth, education and community history.

The $25m project includes a colonnade formed from 34ft columns that taper upwards into 49 weighted canopy tops that can support overhead art installations.

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