The starting point for the new DONGBONG Museum is to create a harmonious balance between museum and context; where building and nature don’t compete or dominate but can work together. For this reason we opted not to create a “object” type building but integrate a series of smaller buildings into the existing fabric, working with the “Genius Loci” of the site.
The program is distributed into a series of houses that are scattered onto the landscape similar to how a traditional Korean Villages are formed, considering orientation, views, topography. The position of each mass creates two important spacial phenomena: firstly the in between spaces become the new public space of the museum accommodating facilities such as the lobby, circulation and viewing platform; secondly these spaces act as openings to the surrounding engaging visitors with the amazing natural beauty.
The clustered of “houses” becomes unified into a single museum building by a roof system that both encloses the spaces and gives a strong sense of directionality to the visitors. This new roof-scape in turn becomes the landmark gesture, acting as a gate to the visitors arriving to parking site.
Building and Nature work together to create a synergy. To enable this interaction we have created a Pavilion walkway, a series of 7 pavilions scattered onto the site where people can be illuminated
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Peter W Ferretto