Client: Spar Und Bauverein, Germany
Location: Paderborn, Germany
Completion date: 2016
Artwork budget: $200,000
Martin Donlin Limited
Spar Und Bauverein Building, Paderborn, Germany
14 m X 14 m Digitally printed and fired ceramic enamel
Spar Und Bauverein are a long established housing co-operative in Germany, the refurbished building in Paderborn is for both residential and administration use.
The artwork draws on images of community and family overlaid with key words that engage the public’s sense of place and well-being within their society. The artwork suggest’s the same principles as the co-operative with accessibility and public involvement at its core. The main entrance has been refurbished to cover the original stairwell and lift lobby.
The glass is completely covered in very small text that acts as a “veil” for the privacy of the inhabitants and staff.