waterwall - CODAworx


Submitted by Donald Jacob

Client: European Business School

Location: Basel, Switzerland

Completion date: 2005

Artwork budget: $150,000

Project Team


Donald JACOB


Giovanni Ferrara

Ferrara Architecs


Waterwall in Lobby, cortex iron, light, app. 10x3m


The goal was an emblematic waterwall with the name of the school in the entrance. Permanent water slowly moving over the wall. the chosen corten steel does rust. The rust builds a protective skin over the plates and a earthy colour and texture. The waterwall gives a unique identity for the visitor.


we developed ideas and presented it to the landlord. Thereafter we designed the project in detail and guided the whole implementation process and detail planning as a total contractor.