The winner of Wall Art for Väre building has been chosen

The art competition searched for artwork for a concrete wall of 70 metres in length. The site can be viewed from Väre, the building of School of Arts, Design and Architecture, and the building of the School of Business. The competition was open to all Aalto University students and it received a total of 26 proposals.

‘Kreutzstrasse’, the winning entry of Väre Wall Art competition, impressed the jury with its strength. Gloria Lauterbach is a graduate student at the Department of Art at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture. She says that the artwork mimics the copper roof torn off by the storm Niklas in Zurich in Switzerland.

‘Over time, the copper roof will be covered with patina and a birch will grow from inside, representing silent, almost meditative change’, Lauterbach says. The competition jury hopes that the community of Aalto University will welcome the work as its own and be inspired to look for aesthetics in unexpected places.

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Illustrative image of the winning entry ‘Kreuzstrasse’ by Gloria Lauterbach. Image: Gloria Lauterbach