City marking S05

In 1990 the city of Groningen celebrated its 950 th anniversary and a contemporary city gate was placed at each main entrance road of the city to mark this. Architect Daniel Libeskind developed these city gates. At the Sprikkenburg by the Starkenborghkanaal channel is a city marking created by artist Gunnar Daan; a steel construction with two transparent stainless steel book leaves. These book leaves display the city of Groningen in two perspectives: the interior of the city and its exterior. The interior is displayed in the shape of a Stoa – an arcade – and the exterior in towers that fade into the space.