Conceived by Brooklyn-based artist Matthew Geller, Chroma Booster is a 55' tall "cloud generator" designed for a public plaza in El Paso, Texas. The structure consists of a series of interconnected pillars constructed from industrial piping, and houses a dozen stainless steel collars. These collars feature high pressure misting nodules and LED lighting, activated by visitors at a control panel. In addition to these collars, a series of downspouts showers onto the plaza below. Chroma Booster is located directly between the El Paso Convention Center and the newly-constructed Southwest University Park (home to the AAA El Paso Chihuahas), making it a visually fascinating feature in a highly-trafficked area.
Metalab carried the project from the design development stage through construction, providing design optimization, construction management, fabrication coordination, and assembly.