The architecturally remarkable new building for
the Luedenscheid department of works was completed
in February 2000. The renowned Duesseldorf architectural
practice Hentrich-Petschnigg and Partner has, with
this semicircular transparent building, not only made
a striking mark in terms of urban development, but
has also realised the client's wish for the type of
construction that is open, allowing communication
on all levels.
In agreement with the architects, the sculptor Professor
Erich Reusch was commissioned to create a sculpture
for the outer area.
He created a 12.5 metre long and 3.7 metre high
sculpture out of Corten steel, that stands in an exciting
relationship with the building. The ring-like architecture
is sculpturally extended in a square metre large area
left free on the ground floor. Through the shape and
positioning of the sculpture - and with conscious
incorporation of the architectural planning concept
- fencing off and openness are simultaneously significant.