32 silver-plated terrain-models at a scale of 1:50.000 in each room of the guest house of the THW (Federal Agency for Technical Relief) federal school in Neuhausen / Fildern. Completed in fall 2016.
To each room one terrain model was assigned - namely the one depicting the landscape that one would meet, if one would go dead straight in the direction of the window and never turn. In this manner imaginary lines were drawn from each window until they met with geographical locations that are also related to the THW with regards to content or time. Those are former sites of operation or sites were THW volunteers still are on assignment. The areas were then charted, transformed into digital terrain models and based on those 3-dimensdional reproductions of the physiography were made at a scale of 1. 50.000. Eventually 32 faithful terrain-models of those places were produced, that one could see standing at the the window, disregarding the earth curvature, atmospheric pollution and ones eye-sight. The models were milled out of a solid aluminum block, silver plated and mounted on a base that shows the geographic coordinates. They are inserted into the built-in cupboards in each room and can be taken out and be viewed.
Client: Institute for Federal Real Estate, Regional Finance Office Karlsruhe / State Building Department Reutlingen in accordance with the THW (Federal Agency for Technical Relief) federal school in Neuhausen. Photos: Thorsten Goldberg