Photographer's Note

The facade of the 'Casa Confetti' (2008, Marlies Rohmer Architects). It's neo-modernist edifice that every graphically inclined photographer should have in his or her portfolio ;-) It’s located in the Utrecht Science Park district (former name: De Uithof).

As a project, the building was known as ‘Smarties’. It is the fourth student residential tower in the district (Urban plan: OMA). It has 377 student residences on its 15 floors. On top is a 600 square meter roof terrace. The building owes its name to the colourful panels that adorn the facade. It's supported by a somewhat ungainly monolithic concrete pedestal.

The architect about the design: "The facade is made up of a grid of multicoloured aluminium panels in which the windows fall away. Seen from a distance, the colours merge into a greyscale skin, and as we approach it, a colourful hive is visible. This reflects the broad spectrum of tenants from all over the world."

The soundtrack: Chik Corea Akoustic Band - La Fiesta.

A larger view is here.

In the WS is a capture with the building ánd its concrete pedestal.

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Additional Photos by Bert Hoetmer (bertolucci) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1928 W: 122 N: 4345] (14052)
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