1st prize in a European competition for the creation of a work of art for the facade of the Cité judiciaire in Luxembourg.
Awarding authority: Ministère des Travaux Publics assisté de Administration des Bâtiments Publics, Luxembourg.
Four vases as a new landmark for the Cité judiciaire.
Located on the Plateau du Saint-Esprit in the centre of Luxembourg is the Cité judiciare, which houses the judicial buildings of the Grand Duchy and City of Luxembourg
and stands on the foundations of an historical fortress. Designed by the architects Krier and Kohl, the Cité judiciaire has grown to become a city quarter in its own right.
It has now acquired a new, iconic landmark in the form of a work of art comprising four vases, each measuring 1.8 metres in height. They symbolize the fundamental elements of
the world – THE FOUR ELEMENTS. The pink vase stands for FIRE, the turquoise vase for WATER, the yellow vase for EARTH and the blue vase for AIR.
Ever since antiquity every epoch had had its own special vase designs and decorations. The vases here have been produced with modern materials and the latest technology.
They are contemporary vases, vases that belong to our own epoch. The "paintings" on their highly polished stainless steel surfaces are mirrored reflections of the surrounding world.