Saturday, October 4, 2008

Laureate Lantern

Visiondivision got the commission to do a small recycling- and pump station on the campus ground of Karolinska Institutet, one of the most prestigious universities in the world with 5 Nobel laureates among other things.

The plot that is located just next to the student union building and two pedestrian streets, could easily be used to give something back to the campus environment, so we made a structure that is shaped as a screen, where the five faces of the Nobel laureates is drilled in the wood facade.

Being a recycling building for the waste materials in the nearby area, there is no need for insulation and the holes would function as ventilation as well.

At night time the small building will glow as a lantern of motivation for the students that walk home after a hard day of studies.

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