LETTER SCULPTURE - Lenbachhaus

LETTER SCULPTURE - Lenbachhaus

Thomas Demand . LETTER SCULPTURE Lenbachhaus

Place: Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau München

Date: 2012

Artist: Thomas Demand

Client: Thomas Demand

Architect: Foster + Partners

 

Description

Production of an artwork by Thomas Demand for the New Lenbachhhaus in Munich (Kunst am Bau): a letter sculpture composing the name “Lenbachhaus” mounted on the golden facade of the museum extension by Foster + Partners.

The 11 letters composing the name “Lenbachhaus” are realised through a welded aluminium sandwich construction and fixed on the facade at a distance through a special substructure. The letters are finished by an 8-layer-surface producing a particular bluish shade. By night, the letter sculpture appears like a bidimensional light lettering due to the LEDs integrated into the metal letters.

 

 

Dimensions

letters: ca. 1080 x 800 x 440 mm

 

Materials

letters: aluminium, LEDs

substructure: steel

 

Services

statics

production

construction of steel substructure

welded and riveted aluminium sandwich construction

finish: eight-layer-surface

on-site installation