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Werner Schreib | Monument für Reisende

» Location: Friedrichswall (façade of the Maritim Hotel)

Werner Schreib | Monument für Reisende © HMTG

Werner Schreib | Monument für Reisende

Since the construction of the former Hotel Intercontinental, this relief sculpture by Werner Schreib (b. 1925 in Berlin – d. 1969) has been integrated into the façade near the entrance. As a structural ornament it is a typical example of the artist’s work. And yet its seemingly vaguely familiar abstract forms provide for associations upon closer examination. The »Monument for Travellers«, the title of which consequentially appears in three languages, recalls technology and industry, coarsely sketched grids emerge, screws and rolls, but it is also interspersed with organic elements. As opposed to
the building’s severe architecture, it expresses dynamism and motion and it seems as if fittings and adapters protrude outwards towards the traveller. The piece is the property of the Maritim Hotelgesellschaft mbH. » Location: Friedrichswall (façade of the Maritim Hotel)

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  • Friedrichswall 11
  • 30159 Hannover