UTSA students designing Travis Park public art piece

Travis Park’s first major public art installation since reopening in late March is being designed in the classroom.

It looks like a set of monkey bars you’d find at a playground, but much larger. The domed structure is 15 feet tall, and spans 38 feet in all directions.

It’s not made for climbing.

Fourteen students taking a graduate-level studio course at the UTSA College of Architecture are studying the development of form through the use of material.

In this case, the form of this piece, considered half-art, half-architecture, is a catenary arch, a curve-like shape that was used by Antoni Gaudi to design his famous Sagrada Familia cathedral in Barcelona. More–>