Passage to Wisdom

Maastricht

Commissioned by Maastricht University’s Art and Heritage Committee, the late Bořek Šípek created ‘Passage to Wisdom’, the entrance to the university library on Grote Looiersgracht in the old city centre of Maastricht.

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Grote Looierstraat 17
6211 JH Maastricht
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Commissioned by Maastricht University’s Art and Heritage Committee, the late Bořek Šípek created ‘Passage to Wisdom’, the entrance to the university library on Grote Looiersgracht in the old city centre of Maastricht.

The modern gateway made of glass and steel connects the building with the street and passers-by, creating a sense of openness. In the words of the artist himself, ‘Passage to Wisdom’ is not only practical, but it also has aesthetic value.

Bořek Šípek was a prominent Czech architect and designer. He was known for his individual, unconventional, colourful, and rich style. He experimented with unexpected and often opulent forms. He is particularly well known for his glass sculptures.

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