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Glass Design Signboard

The signboard carries abbreviation 'LU', which stands for the University of Latvia (Latvijas Universitāte). It is erected at the main entrance of the new Academic Center for Natural Sciences of the University of Latvia, opened in Riga in 2015.

The concept of the composition was made by de-constructing the process of education. Education entails learning a vast amount of diverse knowledge, processing it thoroughly and consolidating into personal understanding, thereby becoming a specialist in one's chosen field. Thus, each of the individual pieces represents a separate division of knowledge, which combined form a single, coherent whole.

Latvian President, Raimonds Vējonis, at the opening ceremony of the new Academic Center for Natural Sciences of the University of Latvia, by the LU design glass signboard, 2015

The Process

The composition is made of 2570 similar 25x25x10mm glass parallelepipeds, which are positioned and affixed with 25mm intervals throughout the main body of the signboard, except for the blank space forming the 'LU' abbreviation and the top right corner where the pieces are arranged freely.