015 BUSAN OPERA

Entry for the Busan Opera House International Ideas Competition.

2012
FIRST PRIZE, Internatiional Competition

Cultural Quarter

Going to the Opera is an urban event that belongs to the city. The Opera House is both a landmark and a destination where people go to have a cultural experience. This project focus on creating a complex that is rooted in the city and refrains from becoming a mere object building.

The 19 th Century Opera house was conceived as an urban artefact seamlessly knitted into the fabric of the city. During the course of the 20 th Century there was a shift towards notion of an “Icon” building, vis-à-vis Sydney. This project proposes to mediate between these two notions creating a series of performance spaces that are clustered together in a cultural complex, a new urban paradigm.

The concept is to literally wrap the site with a public street which in turn becomes a programmatic wall housing the main performance functions. These pragmatic decisions create a series of by product spaces that are the public soul of Busan’s new cultural quarter.

DATE
August 2011

STATUS
International Competition
First Prize Winner

PROGRAMME
Opera House

SITE
Busan, Korea

AREA
48,000 m2

TEAM
Peter W Ferretto, Young Rock Kim, Taeho Kim, Hyunsu Kim
ABSTRACTS II
BOOKMARKS
HERZOG LECTURE
EXHIBITION
006 MOCA SEOUL
EXHIBITION REVIEW
INTERVIEW HERZOG
OFFICE
007 HISTORY MUSEUM
MODERN ARCHAEOLOGY
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