Art & Architecture + [Sustainability]

Nowon-gu, Seul, Corea del Sud: Buk Seoul Museum of Art by Samoo
Buk Seoul Museum of Art by Samoo

Relatively lacking cultural facilities, the North-eastern part of Seoul required a new cultural space that would provide citizens with equal opportunities to enjoy cultural lives.

Buk Seoul Museum of Art by Samoo

Reviving the memories of Nowon which used to be a field of reeds, the design team visualized a cultural hill that would harmonize with the gallery park.

Buk Seoul Museum of Art by Samoo

Like a serene white mass integrated into the hill, Buk Seoul Museum of Art revitalizes the region which is mostly composed of monotonous high-rises apartments and provides a nature-friendly cultural space in which the green flow of the park integrates with the art museum to become a single entity.

Buk Seoul Museum of Art by Samoo

In particular, diversified circulation patterns create a space of ‘connectivity’ where various elements of people, nature, and art converge to create new possibilities in communication & collaborations.

Buk Seoul Museum of Art by Samoo

Besides the exhibition galleries which are located on various floors around a central atrium, the basement floor is planned for educational and multi-purpose facilities which involve active communication and exchange of ideas with local citizens.

Buk Seoul Museum of Art by Samoo

On the first floor, library, multimedia facility, exhibition hall for children and teenagers are located for easy access.

Buk Seoul Museum of Art by Samoo

On the top floors and the rooftop gardens, an outdoor sculpture park is connected directly to the surrounding landscapes to create an extension of the museum into the park.

Buk Seoul Museum of Art by Samoo

The green roofs serve as rainwater filters while insulating the museum and reducing its energy use.

Buk Seoul Museum of Art by Samoo

The museum’s volumes are staggered around the green hill, creating areas where the architecture blends with nature.

Buk Seoul Museum of Art by Samoo

This connects visitors to the land and culture at the same time. the new museum addition has transformed the area, inviting the community to enjoy culture and nature.

Buk Seoul Museum of Art by Samoo
Buk Seoul Museum of Art by Samoo
Buk Seoul Museum of Art by Samoo

Location: Nowon-gu, Seoul, Korea Architect: Samoo Architects & Engineers Collaboration: Arch Architects Group Co., Ltd. Structure: Rc, Src Total Floor Area: 17,113 m2 Year: 2013 Photographs: Young Chae Park

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