007 HISTORY MUSEUM

Competition Entry for the Korean Modern History Museum

2012
The surrounding urban context is complex and to some extent incoherent as a result of its layered historical evolution. The nobility of the site is also obfuscated by the various degrees of development which coincide with Seoul’s explosive urbanization. This project recaptures and un-wraps the sense of urban elegance the site once had and should aspire to.

The extreme urban setting lacks engagement with the adjacent buildings; vacant open spaces are plentiful, for example large parking areas, staired entrances and questionable landscape designs which altogether create a series of physical urban barriers disconnecting the site and the adjacent urban space.  To engage the new Contemporary History Museum with the boulevard a “tailored design” intervention is needed. Rather than await the visitor our proposal physically reaches out in the form of an extended ramp, magnetically attracting people towards the museum.

DATE
April 2010

STATUS
Competition Entry

PROGRAMME
Museum of Contemporary Korean History

SITE
Seoul, Korea

AREA
18,000 m2

TEAM
Peter W Ferretto, Young Rock Kim, Taeho Kim, Hyunsu Kim, A_scape, hANd
040 MTR ART
037 SEOSOMUN
009 HOUSE 4 LIFE
013 SPACE MAGAZINE
029 OUT OF BALANCE
011 KIM HOUSE
045 SHAU KEI WAN
005 GALWAY PIER
018 WELFARE
022 UN SEGRETO
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