Art Walk — New Rochelle BID

New Rochelle, NY

The New Rochelle Business Improvement District has commissioned Doban Architecture to design an enclosure for “Your Repetitive View, ” a 16-foot long, mirror-lined plywood “kaleidoscope” by artist Olafur Eliasson, to be located at the high point of the City’s Library Green, where it will be visible to library-goers and travelers along Huguenot Avenue, a major thoroughfare in the downtown named for the early French settlers of New Rochelle, from whom the city has taken the fleur de lys as its symbol. The kaleidoscope pierces its shipping-container enclosure, which is wrapped with steel perforated in the shape of the fleur de lys, evolving into a bird taking flight in various directions, like the city itself. The sculpture and key components of the container are painted in a bright colored palette, visible to passersby and contrasting with the The art walk is a key component in the arts district which was in inaugurated with our design for the lobby renovation at 81 Center Avenue in 2009.