Seoul Art ComplexTeam: Peeraya Suphasidh, Benoist Desfonds, Matthieu Boustany, Gilles Guyot
Client: Seoul Metropolitan Government
Location: Seoul, Korea
Area: 5,100 m2
Set on the hill of Pyongyang, the building negotiates the drastic topography of the landscape. The porosity the program allows for visual connection between the workshop space and the surrounding library and circulation, inspiring its user to create while being surrounded by the museum’s collection.
Each program sets a central point from where it can grow in any direction. The Open-Archive connects the ground floor to the rooftop with a succession of unique spaces: a double height reading lounge, a sketching courtyard, small meeting rooms, exhibition galleries and archival steps. The visitor can be surrounded by exhibited materials while reading a book, sketching or building a new creation.