European Union Agency's Auxiliary Headquarters - CODAworx

European Union Agency’s Auxiliary Headquarters

Submitted by David Lindberg

Client: Anonymous European Union government organization

Location: The Hague, Netherlands

Completion date: 2020

Artwork budget: $110,000

Project Team

Project manager

Melchior Jaspers


Installation Management

Harold Schouten


The task was to create a project for the communal spaces of a European Union agency in The Hague, Netherlands. The primary interest was the Atrium/Entrance Hall, but since the four conference rooms in the basement had no windows and low ceilings, I proposed also making artworks for those rooms, along with one sculpture for the stairwell leading down to those rooms. The Atrium/Entrance Hall would receive the sixth and largest artwork; a large, glowing, floating sculpture with LED lighting inside.


To enhance the space with colorful artworks which also have the ability to stimulate one’s imagination. Each artwork should reveal new aspects through repeated viewing.


I am based in the US, and project site was in the Netherlands. The client had a short timeline, so we completed the design phases through online conferences with a committee in the Netherlands and me in my US studio. I used drawings, paintings, and models to develop a plan with the building's architect and the art commission's committee. Because of Covid-19, I fabricated the project alone in my studio. Because of travel restrictions, I hired an amazing art installation company in the Netherlands called, Wiseguys.

Additional Information

Artwork Details: Atrium/Entrance Hall: "Sua Sponte (on it's own motion)" 44 x 112 x 56 inches. Stairwell: "Datum en Plaats" 63 x 33 x 10 inches. Conference Room paintings, "Untitled" 22 x 95.5 x 1.5 in., "Supple Hitherto" 22 x 95 x 1.5 in., "Begin Again" 22 x 95 x 1.5 in., "Relocation" 22 x 95 x 1.5 in.