Buk Seoul Museum of Art Development, South Korea Project, Nowon-gu Architecture

Buk Seoul Museum of Art, South Korea

Cultural Development Nowon-gu, Seoul – design by SAMOO Architects & Engineers

25 Jul 2013

Buk Seoul Museum of Art

Design: SAMOO Architects & Engineers

Location: Nowon-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Buk Seoul Museum of Art Building

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 South Korea
photo : Young Chae Park

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 South Korea design by SAMOO
photo : Young Chae Park

Cultural Development Nowon-gu, Seoul, design by SAMOO Architects & Engineers
photo : Young Chae Park

Nowon-gu Building
photo : Young Chae Park

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.

Nowon-gu architecture
photo : Young Chae Park

Buk Seoul Museum of Art South Korea
photo : Young Chae Park

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 South Korea
photo : Young Chae Park

Buk Seoul Museum of Art South Korea
photo : Young Chae Park

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 South Korea
photo : Young Chae Park

Buk Seoul Museum of Art South Korea
photo : Young Chae Park

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

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Buk Seoul Museum of Art Korea – Building Information

Architect: Samoo Architects & Engineers
Location: 508 Junggye-dong, Nowon-gu, Seoul, Korea
Total Floor Area: 17,113㎡
Floors: 3 Stories and 2 Basements
Structure: RC, SRC
Year: 2013
Awards: Winner, Design Competition, 2009
Credits: Samoo Architects & Engineers

Photos: Young Chae Park

Cultural Building in Nowon-gu, Seoul, design by SAMOO Architects & Engineers images / information from SAMOO Architects & Engineers

Buk Seoul Museum of Art designers : SAMOO Architects & Engineers

Location: 508 Junggye-dong, Nowon-gu, Seoul, Korea

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