1st prize in an art-in-architecture competition for the conversion and extension of the Job Centre in Magdeburg.
Awarding authority: Bundesanstalt für Arbeit, Landesarbeitsamt Sachsen-Anhalt-Thüringen.
"Gläsker... extends the colour chart into the three-dimensionality of architecture, placing the bands of colour at an oblique angle in relation to the rectangularity
of the interior and, in so doing, lending them a dynamic thrust. Warm gradations of colour alternate with cooler shades, powerful colours with shades brightened with white – all
in an ordered system in which Gläsker observes strict geometrical separation of the colour fields. With one exception: snaking its way in hairpin bends and sinus curves across
all the colour fields is a continuous, light-coloured "lifeline" that crosses all the boundaries of the interior. A symbol? Does life go on, beyond these modulations of colour?
Is Gläsker activating his own optimistic perseverance in a place reputedly dogged with difficulties?"
Quoted, in translation, from: Manfred Schneckenburger in: Horst Gläsker Verführung des Raums, published by Verlag Lindinger + Schmid, Regensburg, 2006 on the occasion of the exhibition Kunst Raum Dialog at the Haus der Architekten Düsseldorf 2007