a bird’s nest, cast of solid fine-gold twigs serves as a conceptual foundation for the new Fuchsberg primary school in the district of Berlin Marzahn-Hellersdorf. The golden nest is kept in a bullet proof glass safe in the school building visible for the children. A contractual agreement specifies the terms and conditions under which the school may open the glass-safe and destroy the nest after a minimum of 14 years to convert the proceeds into something that a community of students, teachers and parents commonly agreed upon. As such and due to its economic value the golden nest also serves as an investment for future needs of the school.
74 twigs of different weight and size cast from solid fine-gold, arranged and bound with fine-gold-wire, ca. 220 x 220 x 60 mm, frosted glas plinth 180 x 180 x 20 mm, engraved stainless steel plaque underneath.
Competition of the Berlin District Office of Marzahn-Hellersdorf 2014. New building by HerbstKunkler.architects. Client: Senate Department for Urban Development und Housing of Berlin. Completed October 2018.
Photos: Thorsten Goldberg