For Robeco’s new office building, Studio Wieki Somers has designed an installation that lights up the building from east to west through three windows. The twelve circles made of resin blocks represent the sun and the moon and display the time in an abstract manner, alluding to the stock market’s round-the-clock activity.
One circle lights up each hour: the first circle on the east side at 7 o’clock in the morning, the second circle one hour later and so on until 7 o’clock in the evening, whereupon the cycle is repeated in opposite direction. The outer circle takes its colour palette from the sun while the inner circle has moon-like colours. During the day the sun shines in the building and at night the moon illuminates the interior. The circles grow fuller each month, synchronized with the lunar cycle.