Schilperoort Memorial


14 September 2023

The monument in honor of Rob Schilperoort, founder of the Bio Science Park in Leiden, will be inaugurated on Saturday, September 16. It was designed by our studio and is located at the entrance of the Schilperoortpark. Both the park and the memorial are named after the scientist, to remember the places dear to the campus promoter. Here he wanted to bring together the worlds of scientific research and entrepreneurship. We have composed this work of art from two separate elements that meet through a generative tension, as in Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam. We have thus obtained a versatile object, made of solid and empty spaces, darkness and light: a gateway to the park, but also a place for contemplation.