A new Farmington Hills water tower slated for completion in the summer of 2014 provides a blank slate for local artists, who are invited to submit their original designs that will give it some aesthetic appeal.
According to a press release, the City of Farmington Hills is seeking design proposals for the tower currently under construction on the grounds of the Division of Public Works building near Halsted and 12 Mile Roads.
Designs may be submitted by adults and students in grades 9 and up and must include the official City of Farmington Hills logo, either as an addition to the design or incorporated into the artwork. The release indicated that the chosen design will cover the upper tank portion, and will be professionally painted on the water tower’s surface.
Submitted designs should be scaled dimensionally to either wrap around the full top level of the tower (approximately 29 feet by 345 feet) or to be seen on two opposite sides of the tower (each measuring approximately 29 feet by 173 feet).
The entire water tower will be 200 feet high and 110 feet in diameter at the top. It will store up to three million gallons of water, allowing the City to better manage water demands and save water customers an expected $3.5 million annually, according to the release.
Design proposals may be dropped off or mailed to the Cultural Arts Division, Costick Center, 28600 W. Eleven Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48336 or emailed to Nancy Coumoundouros, Cultural Arts Supervisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Designs should be clearly rendered and in full color. Proposals are due by June 11, 2013. Artists need not be residents to submit a design for the water tower.
To receive a .jpg version of the City logo, contact the Cultural Arts Division at 248-473-1856 or email email@example.com.