“I am passionate about creating experiences that engage people’s curiosity,” writes Nikolaus Hafermaas, who has been selected to create public artwork for the new North Precinct Police Station. Hafermaas will be a part of the design team for the new police station, which will be located at Aurora Avenue North and North 130th St to create site-integrated artwork which the artist “envisions [as] a work that augments the sense of community by prompting the public to engage with the place and to interact with each other.”
Based in LA, Hafermaas, the graphic design department chair at the Art Center College of Design creates location-based installations and exhibitions revolving around data, spatial experiences and digital media. He has developed pavilions for the World Expo2000, Swiss Expo02 and artwork installations for the Mineta San Jose International Airport and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
The existing North Police Precinct, built in 1984, is overcrowded and will be replaced by a new facility that will accommodate future growth for the department. Hafermaas will work closely with the Department of Finance and Administrative Services, Seattle Police Department, the Office of Arts & Culture, project design team members and community members to develop artwork to be integrated with the new facility.
Photo courtesy of Nikolaus Hafermaas.