The North Hub will be part of Orlando International Airport's upcoming expansion in 2023.

Conceptual design lead for a kinetic experience inside the North Hub that celebrates Orlando's unique aspects from orange groves to innovation.


Orlando, FL

With WET Design


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Uplift is a sculptural feature reminiscent of delicate petals of the Orange blossom flower taking flight in the wind. Highly reflective metal pendants are suspended horizontally in the air. Water fills the pendants until it reaches a tipping point and then releases rain in choreographed intervals. As the rain falls into the pool below, vibrant color emerges from a canvas of water creating a visually striking statement from above and below. 

Uplift is an ever-changing feature for visitors to enjoy. In the morning it’s a tranquil statement with a few pendants releasing water then in the evening it becomes a dynamic display as more pendants begin to tilt until the whole feature playfully comes to life, animating and filling the space with the pleasing sound of falling water. 

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Mock-up of Tilting Pendant

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