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Kim Zwarts created a motif for the glasspanels of the facade of the Univ. Library Utrecht, to reduce sunlight penetration. A black-white photo of… Read More
Kim Zwarts created a motif for the glasspanels of the facade of the Univ. Library Utrecht, to reduce sunlight penetration. A black-white photo of willowtrees was printed as silkscreens on glass. The same motif was used in concrete. Architect: Wiel Arets. Read Less
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UBU sketches
University Library Utrecht
2001-2004


Kim Zwarts was invited to create a motif for the glasspanels of the façade of the new University Library of Utrecht, to reduce sunlight penetration and protectthe books. Finally a black and white print of willowtrees was printed in the silkscreen technic on the glass façades. The same motif was used in the concrete and casted to create a bas-relief on the solid parts of the building. They form the closed concrete volumes which mark the book depositories of the building.
Date:2001-2004. Architect: Wiel Arets.
Panels:161-363 cm. each. 5.500m2 screenprinted glass. 5.100m2 concrete in bas-relief


UBU design east elevation
UBU final motif
UBU in situ
UBU in situ
UBU in situ
UBU in situ