Eight renowned artists, who have already made a name for themselves with glass works, took part in an invitation-only competition organized by the bamberg state building authority for new insulating glass windows for the ancient dominican building in the sand. The competition was not an end in itself. The idea for this came about during the search for a solution for the energetic renovation of the windows. The state building authority and the state office for the preservation of historical monuments agreed to replace the old, but not historically valuable windows with artistically designed heat protection glass.
Gunter grohs, a graduate glass designer from wernigerode, emerged as the winner of the competition. His design and those of the other participants are on display in the dominikanerbau from today until next wednesday at the latest. The room that serves as the university's auditorium is open today from 10 a.M. To 3 p.M., tomorrow, friday, from 10 a.M. To 2 p.M., and from monday to wednesday of next week from 10 a.M. To 3 p.M. Each day.
The main entrance is closed because of the roof works. The auditorium can only be entered through the barrier-free side entrance in the passage to the inner courtyard.
Asked what they particularly liked about grohs' design, rector professor godehard ruppert and chancellor dagmar steuer-flieser agreed as the hosts. Both think it looks like the windows have always been there like that.