LIBERTY MUSEUM | NEW YORK
Freedom to the People | People to the Freedom
Jun Seong Ahn
As a voice of liberty for freedom and a risk of discrimination arise simultaneously in our society, an acknowledgment of how history made us to this point, what kinds of organization are implementing their actions for freedom, and educating that every individual’s movement matters for the future become essential assets.
The Liberty Museum with its project slogan, “Recall the past. Revive the present. Relief the future” contains four main clusters; outdoor landscape, information center, leisure hall, and cultural plaza. With the museum’s full circulation, the four categories maintain and intervene their identical themes by overlapping together to revamp into a hybrid formation, where seven consecutive visual connections stretch out toward existing structures such as monuments and buildings that represent agony and freedom. By virtue of those architectures such as the Empty Sky Memorial which has a directional corridor, these networks firmly integrate to the core of the museum where the central space interprets an aspiration of people who have fought for civil rights and social justice since the past, and its roofless idea becomes a guideline heading towards the sky representing liberty.
As the museum becomes a central place where it accumulates the contexts of its periphery, more visitors and various activities which users can experience will raise up their voice that will lead this society one step towards to the future we urge to visualize freedom to the people.