summaery2016: Projects

Statue of Liberty – Metaphor and Architecture

Project information

submitted by

Prof. Heike Büttner



Prof. Heike Büttner, Dipl.-Ing. Laura Stroszeck, Dipl.-Ing. Daniel Guischard, Dipl.-Ing. Clemens Helmke

Faculty / Section:
Architecture and Urbanism

Degree programme:
Architecture (Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.))

Type of project presentation



Summer semester 2016

Exhibition Location / Event Location
  • Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 8 - Hauptgebäude / main building

Project description online

The thought to lend freedom figure was created in Colmar, shipped to Paris and was given as a present to NYC, the basement was supported by those who believed in freedom. Our «Else» stands for peace. «Statue of Liberty» stands for freedom. Eduardo Chillidas sculpture «Berlin», a picture like artwork carved out of steel, stands for unity, patience, understanding and tolerance. «nunca se conoce bastante ya que lo conocido oculta, en su interior lo desconocido»1, our knowledge is never comprehensive, nevertheless, the well-known leads in the inner to the un-known. The design is about a house where people meet, inform and inspect; a discourse about shiftings and changes, between presentation and representation.

1 Zitat: Eduardo Chillida

Exhibition Location / Event Location