Leipzig Monument

Leipzig, Germany
Invited Design Competition

How can a monument function today to engage the collective imagination and offer a new vision of individual rights within a larger political whole? Our project does not represent a fixed end-state, but the state constantly under construction: a monument in process. The site is re-conceived as a working space, such as a stonemason’s yard, in which a new future is built on the remnants of the past. It recalls both the singularity of the conventional monument as well as shared references: a village, a common house, or a ruin.