Artistic Design for Constructed Environments
General Planning with Art:
General planning for the integration of art as part of a construction project, is the making of goals,
deciding locations and setting general measures for the realisation of an art project. The general
plan acts as a reinforcement of the general building plan for a constructed environment throughout
all of the developmental phases. A consultant collaborates closely with the other developers and
planners of the construction project to ensure smooth execution of the art throughout the building
process. Having a general plan for art enables an art project to be integrated at a later stage of the
Conceptualisation with Art:
Conceptualisation with art is planning a constructed environment around an art thematic. The
concept supports the other planned themes around which, the art consultant and the main project
planner work closely together. The theme, goals, timeline, agreements and procedures are
determined during the concept stage. This stage can also include searching for the right artist.
It is best to initiate the concept stage when beginning the general project plan, but the concept can
also be flexibly included near the end of the project plan, while it is still possible to include an art
project into the construction.
Coordination with Art:
Art coordination refers to the inclusion of an art project within a construction project by means of a
facilitator. The art coordinator is responsible for ensuring that the construction project and the art
project are completed as planned, on time and within the given budget. The coordinator, as a
mediator with expertise in the arts, is responsible for bringing the art project to the construction site
within the given time frame. The coordinator communicates between the commissioner and the
artist and if necessary, helps the commissioner find the right artist. The coordinator is also
responsible for writing up the legal agreement, the art budget and it also responsible for sharing all
relative information between both parties. With regards to integrated artwork, the coordinator is
responsible for driving the art project through all stages of construction, whether it is the facade of
a building, a wall element, the surface of a window, floor designs, the surface of a road, furniture or
part of another constructed space.
The coordinator works as a team member of both the planners and executioners and she
collaborates particularly closely with the other planners in charge, participating in planning and
construction site meetings.
Our consultation is customised for developers, designers, construction workers and artists.
Consultation can provide clarity for our clients with hourly based budgets for art projects, detailed
timelines, written and legal terms of agreement, finding the right artist for the job, public art
techniques and technicalities, as well as helping with decision making about art. Our consultants
are also proficient in determining suitable locations for the integration of art into an already
The consultant is qualified to give speeches and presentations at seminars or other functions. In
addition, we also offer to draft annexed support material for project proposals.
The Visual and Sound Design of Space
Art Impact offers to enhance the visual impact of your event or function to provide an unforgettable
visual experience for your clients. Visually designed environments are an excellent way of offering
your clients a new way of experiencing your business or brand, or to gain an edge on your
competition. The result is customised for you based on your needs and wishes. A function can be
anything from your business presentation at an international fair, an intimate event for clients, to a
larger event, gala or even festival. We use artistic means to execute the visual enhancement of an
event, through installation, and use of various materials. If necessary, our installations can also
include light design.
Visual enhancement can be an artwork made to last, in for example, the lobby of a building or
meeting room, or any other public space. Art Impact provides the possibility of sound design which
can support the atmosphere or nature of your function or event by relaxing or getting your clients in
the right mood before, or during, the function. Sound designs can be created as recordings or live
performances. Art Impact has the necessary resources and material to produce both recorded and
Art Impact offers a array of performative content for various spaces and events. Performances are
customised for your business, or event theme, based on your requests. A performance can be a
strong visual experience, an interactive show or a surprise number written into the official
programme for a public event. A performance can also include sound design.
Kirsi Pitkänen has presented her own performances around the world since 2004. Her
performances have been seen at different international cultural events as well as commissioned
events by various businesses and associations. In 2010, Pitkänen performed at the Shanghai
World Exposition, representing Finland for two months.