What do you do with a blank wall in a dairy plant? You cover it in cow spots, of course. And hide a few cow faces in among the spots!
“Have some fun” was the advice Calori & Vanden-Eynden (New York) gave college administrators at Cornell University when they added a new dairy plant to an existing lab building.
In addition, the world-famous Cornell Dairy Bar was moving to the new building and needed a memorable icon to identify its new home. Dairy = milk = milk bottle = Dairy Bar. What could be more logical?
The cow spots also laid claim to the atrium lobby and wound their way up a staircase to an observation deck overlooking the Willy Wonka-esque dairy machinery. The milk bottle has become the photo-op location for the new building and the cow spots make for a playful—and fun—dairy plant interior.
David Vanden-Eynden (principal in charge, art director); Chris Calori (advisory principal); Kisuh Chung, Marissa Dessanti, Stephanie Zigomalas (designers)
Calori & Vanden-Eynden
200,000 sq. ft.