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Statue of Liberty Museum Competition
Winners of Freedom to the People Design Contest NY, USA, by archasm – Architects Prize 2016
Feb 5 + Jan 10, 2017
Liberty Museum New York – Freedom to the People Competition Winners
Liberty Museum New York Competition Winners
Type of Competition:
Open for all (Architects and students), Idea based, Interdisciplinary
First prize: Jungwoo Ji, Bosuk Hur, Suk Lee (Korea and USA)
Second prize: Maherul Kader Prince, Nabila Ferdousi (Bangladesh)
Third prize: Yuxin Zhang, Shujuan Tang, Yiran Wang (China)
• Jeffry Burchard, Principal, Machado-Silvetti, Boston, USA
• Christian Remes, Plus+Bauplanung, Stuttgart, Germany
• Adrian Welch, Pace, Kuwait and Chief Editor, e-architect, UK
Announcement of winners:
e-architect are proud to present the WINNERS and HONORABLE MENTIONS, along with a comprehensive list of the TOP 50 proposals shortlisted by the jury for ‘LIBERTY MUSEUM NEW YORK: Freedom to the people’ competition.
The competition by archaism, India, received an overwhelming 268 registrations from all around the world and was a great hit among students and architects alike. The competition demanded a stimulating and exciting approach towards the design of a LIBERTY MUSEUM on the site of the legendary Statue of Liberty National Monument, located on Liberty Island in New York Harbour. The proposals were a beaming example of innovation and fulfilled our expectations from an ideas’ competition.
All the participants’ have shown a breathtaking level of creativity and extraordinary approaches in designing a sustainable fanbox. All the top 50 proposals are up for viewing on the website and will be put up shortly on our social media pages and all other media houses partnered by us.
10 Honorable mentions
Liberty Museum New York Competition Organiser:
First prize – INR 1,00,000/- + Certificate
Second prize – INR 60,000/- + Certificate
Third prize – INR 40,000/- + Certificate
10 Honorable mentions
Jury member architect Adrian Welch
Aug 13, 2016
Liberty Museum New York – Freedom to the People Competition
Liberty Museum New York Competition
Location: New York City, NY, USA
LIBERTY MUSEUM, NEW YORK: FREEDOM TO THE PEOPLE
archasm invites architects, students, engineers, designers, artists and philosophers to send in their entries for our competition
• Idea based competition
• Single stage competition
• Team of maximum three members
• No professional qualification necessary for eligibility
• Teams can be interdisciplinary
Civil and social justice are the two most important fundamentals of human rights. The issues unequal civil rights and social injustice are not confined to a particular region and country but are a global phenomenon. These issues are a result of unequal resource distribution and unfair treatment of individuals with different traits i.e. race, culture, sexual orientation etc. Civil unrest broods violence and forces retaliation against the segregation and unfair laws and rules. The issues of civil and social injustice are more complex as they involve a wide category of issues such as a racial profiling, LGBT rights, equal opportunities (jobs and healthcare), ageism, criminal justice, freedom of speech, social security, immigration, internet privacy, bullying etc.
The importance of civil rights still remains a non-issue at the global level. The champions of civil rights and social justice are often portrayed as enemies of the state, to hide the government inefficiencies.
Liberty Enlightening the World (Statue of Liberty), is a colossal statue given to the United States by France in 1886, standing at Liberty Island, New York in the mouth of the Hudson River in New York Harbour. The statue is the symbol of civic freedom to the people of the world, since the civil war in USA. The broken shackles on the feet of the statue asks people to be free from oppression and resistance. Designed by Frederic Bartholdi, the statue was a modern day rendition of Roman goddess Libertas, who represented freedom from tyranny and oppression.
As the Statue of Liberty nears its 130th anniversary, the competition seeks to create a LIBERTY MUSEUM on the site of the legendary Statue of Liberty National Monument, located on Liberty Island in New York Harbour.
• The museum should strive to create a new-world ideal and symbol for the cause of civil rights and social justice. The museum should become an icon that would generate mass awareness on the aforementioned issues and provide an interpretive learning experience for the visitors on various aspects and events of the civil rights movement, becoming a ‘virtual epicentre’ for the resistance against tyranny.
• The architectural expression of the museum should be innovative, dynamic, accessible and contemporary. The aesthetic quality of the museum must be profound, powerful enough to teleport the visitor into another world. The spatiality and circulatory flow must be immersive and interesting, branching out beyond just organised space. It should not only provides the material built contexts within which museums exist, but also add meaning to the objects and interactions in the ‘spaces of encounter.’ The museum should also respect the strong context around it, merging with the existing envelope, yet managing to create its own presence.
• The museum should aim to increase the visitor capacity to the Liberty island, adding a wide range of activities and programs (galleries, theatre, data centre, library, plaza, outdoor performance area etc.) which would increase the exchange between different people. The museum should strive to provide a multi-cultural and ethnic platform to the visitors, making it a socially active zone.
Winning participants will receive prizes totaling INR 2,00,000 with the distribution as follows:
First prize- INR 1,00,000/- + Certificate
Second prize- INR 60,000/- + Certificate
Third prize- INR 40,000/- + Certificate
10 Honorable mentions
Winners and honorable mentions will be published on archasm’s website and several international architecture magazines and websites partnered by us.
Location: Statue of Liberty, New York City, USA
Statue of Liberty Architecture
images © Adrian Welch:
Jun 13, 2016
Statue of Liberty Museum Building
Statue of Liberty Museum Building Proposal
Design: FXFOWLE Architects ; Exhibition Designer: ESI Design
Website: Statue of Liberty Museum Building – article in the Wall Street Journal
Statue of Liberty Museum Building Project Architects – FXFOWLE
A related story about a proposal in England:
Website: Liberty Museum & Arts Center, NY, USA
New York Architecture Designs – chronological list
Design Contest by archasm:
Paris Pavilion: The Art of Peace Competition Winners – First prize:
image from archasm
Paris Pavilion: The Art of Peace Competition Winners
The Hills on Governors Island, New York City, NY, USA
Design: West 8 urban design & landscape architecture
photograph © Lucas Carmel
The Hills on Governors Island New York City
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