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.
 By understanding the Statue of Liberty as a monument that enlightens every individual who aspires for freedom and civil rights, the project aims to transform the great spirituality of it into a new monument with both solidness and openness. By creating a solid Enclosure with a grand three-dimensional circle shape void excavated in the center, a sense of unexpectedness is born through the contrast. The solid volume from the exterior perspective tries to reinterpret the base of the Statue of Liberty as a specific form of Landscape on the island. At the same time, apertures are created to break the solidity and dialogue with both the Statue of Liberty and the New York City. The grand circle provides an outdoor amphitheater that invites visitors to come into this open space even though they are not going inside the building. People are also welcome to reach the rooftop level which is at the same height as the base of the Statue of Liberty and seeing the New York City from this giant observation deck.  
 Going more detailed from the drawing, the building is organized with a continuous circulation going up from lobby on the basement level to rooftop for people of multiple purpose to experience the spirit of the museum. The rhythm of light and shadow implies the dark past of what human beings have been suffered and the bright future we envision. Exhibitions are held in multiple formats, including photography, movie, audio and physical models. Lecture halls and seminar rooms are capable of organizing gathering activities in different scales of group. The grand circle bridges not only programmatic fragments but also bridges the interior and exterior space and make them into a singular entity with mutual character. 
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