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University Gate

University Gate by City of Jyväskylä

University Gate

University Gate by City of Jyväskylä

University Gate

University Gate

Designer
Jouko Parhiala
Architect
Artist Pero Luostarinen
Manufacturer
Bega
Electric Designer
Jouko Parhiala
Constructor
Senaatti-kiinteistöt
Year
2008
Address
Seminaarinkatu 17
Jyväskylä, Finland
Concept Description

Artist Pero Luostarinen’s sculpture Yliopistoportti (University Gate) stands on Schildt square in front of the university library.

Artist Pero Luostarinen’s sculpture Yliopistoportti (University Gate) stands on Schildt square in front of the university library. It is an homage to Wolmar Schildt, the father of the original idea of having a university in Jyväskylä. It also symbolises the establishment of the university and its meaning to the city. The sculpture works as a gate to Seminaarinmäki campus area. It was temporarily illuminated for 2006 Light in Jyväskylä event. The lighting of the sculpture glowing in blue received such good feedback that a decision to illuminate it in a permanent fashion was made.

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Photographer
Juhana Konttinen

© Juhana Konttinen

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University Gate

Created By
City of Jyväskylä
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Added
9.5.2013
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