UNStudio & DA’s Design Chosen or Chungnam Art Museum in Korea
UNStudio and DA Group’s design was named the winner for the Korea’s new Chungnam Art Museum, which aims to become one of the country’s first Zero-Energy museums. The winning consortium comprises design partners UNStudio and DA Group, Squint/Opera (digital content and exhibition design), Loos van Vliet (landscape design) and UNSense (community content).
Our design for the museum will provide a new form of interactive engagement between art and the public. It will be a fully immersive cultural and social experience for the whole community; a living, breathing space that will grow and change over time. This smart art museum incorporates two big, defining details into the design: a plateaued central courtyard and the Cultural Boulevard. The latter is the central wayfinding element, as it combines the outside with the inside and provides links throughout the site, seamlessly blending art, culture and commerce. The continuity of the Cultural Boulevard to the neighbouring Arts Centre and the Library also activates the common functions. This is then balanced through the connection to the landscape and to the mountains behind.
Alongside UNStudio, the competition featured proposals from BIG, Steven Holl, Snohetta, Grafton and SsD + ALA.