Andrew Furmanski
Selected Works

Role: Associate Lead Designer, Project Architect
Curatorial team: UAP
Build: UAP
Client: SIIC
Location: Qingdao, China
Year: 2018
While working with UAP, Andrew Furmanski led the design, fabrication, and installation of Emergence: an arching, brass entry canopy for a landmark civic development in Qingdao, China.

Starting with the bones of the work: the painted Q235B steel structure is an accomplishment of engineering. Measuring just 0.6x1M at the base, the canopy expands to an 8x19M soffit, revealing dramatic arches and generous architectural space. Standing at over 14M tall, the canopy emerges from the ground plane and soars above pedestrians, Andrew honored the vision of the client by successfully reflecting the soaring vision of the development. In total, over 850 brass panels are held in place by a clever stud and bracket substructure. And at night, the canopy’s surface, perforated by internal lighting, creates the illusion of shimmering lights on the nearby surface of the surrounding coast.

Shortlisted: 2018 Metal in Architecture Award from World Architecture News