025 BUSAN OPERA II

Submission for the International Invited Competition for the Busan Opera House

2013
The ambition of the project is to create an Opera House that belongs to Busan.  Going to the Opera is an urban event that is intrinsically connected to the city; where the Opera becomes both a landmark and a destination creating a cultural experience for all to enjoy.

This project focuses on creating a complex that is rooted in the city and refrains from becoming a mere object building. The 19th Century Opera house was conceived as an urban artifact seamlessly knitted into the fabric of the city. During the course of the 20th 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, creating a new urban paradigm.

The ambition of the project is to create an Opera House that belongs to Busan.  Going to the Opera is an urban event that is intrinsically connected to the city; where the Opera becomes both a landmark and a destination creating a cultural experience for all to enjoy.

This project focuses on creating a complex that is rooted in the city and refrains from becoming a mere object building. The 19th Century Opera house was conceived as an urban artifact seamlessly knitted into the fabric of the city. During the course of the 20th 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, creating a new urban paradigm.


DATE
October  2012

STATUS
Inetrnational Invited Competition 

PROGRAMME
Opera House and Cultural Complex

SITE
Busan, South Korea

AREA
48,000 m2

TEAM
Peter W Ferretto, Hyunsu Kim, SeungYoel Choi, Taeho Kim, Heeyoung Pyun, Sangcheol Kang, Lucia Espinoza, Yeochun Yoon

COLLABORATION
Heerim Architects
008 APARTMENTS
045 URBAN PAUSE
009 HOUSE 4 LIFE
001 PIROPO MEXICO
023 SERVICE STATION
032 POTTERY
043 PARK
015 BUSAN OPERA
031 JEJU
042 SEUN SANGGA
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