House of Knowledge – a stamp of quality.
With the addition of Plensa’s masterpiece House of Knowledge, Borås can truly say it has Sweden’s foremost collection of contemporary sculpture.
We’re proud to once again be able to contribute to Borås’ status as a city of art and sculpture by providing this masterpiece, which stands majestically at the entrance of the Textile Fashion Center on the campus of the university. We want to be a part of bestowing a stamp of quality on the City of Borås, and this is one way of doing so. The sculpture radiates skill, quality, design and international flair – all of which are a perfect fit for the University of Borås.
Designed by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa, House of Knowledge is over eight metres high and consists of swirling letters built up in the shape of a seated human figure. The Catalan sculptor is known worldwide thanks to works such as the marble sculpture Laura in New York, the video sculpture Crown Fountain in Chicago and the marble bust Awilda in Salzburg.
House of Knowledge was donated by Joakim and Paul and the Sparbanksstiftelsen Sjuhärad foundation.
The sculpture House of Knowledge was unveiled during the inauguration of Borås Textile Fashion Center, in May 2014.
House of Knowledge outside Textile Fashion Center on the campus of the university.
Photo: Sofia Carlenberg/Borås Stad
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