client: Seoul Metropolitan Government location: Seoul, South Korea year: 2017 category: museum statut: international competition team: Matthieu Boustany, Benoist Desfonds, Gilles Guyot,
Peeraya Suphasidh surface: 5,100 m2
« create a platform to embrace the abundant natural, historical,artistic and material resources » The multiple connections between the
programs create the unpredictability that inspires creativity. The visitors are
visually in contact with everything: the art pieces, the archives, and the
different zones of activities. We propose an art complex that ultimately became
the laboratory that the museum cannot be.
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
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.