Can’t Dance were commissioned through a joint venture between East Midlands Airport and East Midlands Development Agency to create an eye catching arrivals feature for East Midlands Airport. Can’t Dance were delighted to be involved in such a symbolic installation to raise the airport’s profile.
East Midlands Airport is recognized as setting the benchmark for sustainability having been recognized as the ‘World’s Leading Eco Friendly Airport’ in 2007. Our brief was to create a structure within the airport that symbolises the merging of the old and the new, celebrating the region’s strong historical roots and it’s innovative business environment whilst encompassing the airport’s ‘green’ credentials.
Through working with our team of structural engineers and designers, we have created the effect of a stylized tree breaking through the floor of the airport and growing through the building. Using different materials and treatments, the tree sits proudly for everyone to see, within the arrivals area. Working tirelessly to the end result, Can’t Dance delivered on time and on budget, with the tree now having pride of place as a structure within the airport.