Suncheon Art Wall

Suncheon Art Wall

Architect
Studio M.R.D.O
Location
Suncheon-si, South Korea
Category
Exhibitions

Museums

Suncheon Art Wall

Studio M.R.D.O as Architects

We designed the Suncheon Art Wall as a response to the cultural history of the city, and as a peripheral intervention to create a new boundary condition between city and art museum. The new Art Wall design is not about separating or differentiating, but about connecting and linking edge conditions, experiences, and time periods. The proposed art museum acts as a agency for spatial connection, and an active mediator between different urban spaces. The proposed peripheral intervention is an experiential connection between daily activities and art experiences. Lastly, we consider temporal connections between different time periods of Suncheon’s history. We propose neutral settings that embrace both the historical remains and future changes.


----------------


Strategy: Art Wall as a medium for urban revitalization


Historical Typologies: Old Suncheon Wall and New Art Wall


Suncheon’s old city center has historically significant remains including four old gates, a cross road, various plots and block shapes. These urban and architectural remains enable us to investigate and preserve Suncheon’s original typologies. We borrow the typology of village form from the old Suncheon wall, while using a block type that reflects the modern development patterns of the peripheral surroundings.


Present: Current City Context and Art Village


The Art Platform design weaves together the cultural amenities of the East area of central road with the commercial amenities of the West area. The newly blended composition of art and commerce creates an “art village,” not just an “art center.” The form is attuned to the context of the site and the program needs, considering the types of adjacent buildings.


Future: Art/Cultural Corridor Expansion and Walking Route


The proposed Art Platform design is expected to accelerate the old city center revitalization. On the other hand, the art and culture program would expand to the north where the developed urban fabric is similar in composition to the proposed design.


----------------


Main Ideas


Porous Art Wall


Scaled-down buildings and structures are sparsely placed along the site boundary, leaving room for an open plaza in the middle. The porous form enhances physical and visual connectivity between the city and the new plaza, stimulating an interesting mixture of art and daily activity.


Community and Art Program Mix


The art museum programs are blended into community programs from rent studios and education centers. Mixed programs support consistent use of the site. Program characteristics influence both the city streets and the plaza’s landscape design.


Framing Structures and Hybrid Art Scenes


The art platform site becomes a work of art itself. Architecture disappears as art appears. Various frame structures created through rhythmical use of solid and transparent materials and modular windows generate artistic views of the city at different elevations. The scenes and activities in the city streets and plaza are exhibited like hybrid works of art.

Project Credits
Product Spec Sheet

Featured Projects
Latest Products
News
Poppodium Nieuwe Nor offers a new landmark and hub for new music in the Netherlands
29 Jun 2022 News
Poppodium Nieuwe Nor offers a new landmark and hub for new music in the Netherlands

  In the city center Of Heerlen, Poppodium Nieuwe Nor by diederendirrix is a unique new landma... More

Izar Houses in Mexico celebrate the natural landscape, light, and rainfall
29 Jun 2022 News
Izar Houses in Mexico celebrate the natural landscape, light, and rainfall

On a steep site in Mexico, Izar Houses by Taller ADG Alonso de Garay pay exceptional attention to en... More

25 best architecture firms in Madrid
27 Jun 2022 News
25 best architecture firms in Madrid

Madrid is a center of gravity for European architecture. Spain’s capital city is host to an am... More

Lviv’s Radio Garage offers an experimental space for temporary exhibitions with a focus on radio, sound art, VR-art, and interactive media
25 Jun 2022 News
Lviv’s Radio Garage offers an experimental space for temporary exhibitions with a focus on radio, sound art, VR-art, and interactive media

In Lviv, Radio Garage is a media art centre and an experimental gallery for temporary exhibitions wi... More

Urban infill project Manifesto Market Andel activates an underutilized gap in Prague’s urban fabric
25 Jun 2022 News
Urban infill project Manifesto Market Andel activates an underutilized gap in Prague’s urban fabric

Located in Prague’s Andel District, Manifesto Market Andel is an urban infill project activati... More

Amsterdam’s iconic Droogbak building transformed into a 21st-century office space for a prestigious law firm
24 Jun 2022 News
Amsterdam’s iconic Droogbak building transformed into a 21st-century office space for a prestigious law firm

An iconic 19th-century building next to Amsterdam Central Station, Droogbak has been transformed int... More

Renovated hacienda-style villa in Belgium respects its history while exploring form and materials
24 Jun 2022 News
Renovated hacienda-style villa in Belgium respects its history while exploring form and materials

House VD-B by Graux & Baeyens architecten is a renovated hacienda-style villa in Evergem, Belgiu... More

Landmark urban renewal project comes to the heart of Bruges with the completion of The Bruges Meeting & Convention Centre (BMCC)
22 Jun 2022 News
Landmark urban renewal project comes to the heart of Bruges with the completion of The Bruges Meeting & Convention Centre (BMCC)

In the heart of the historic city of Bruges, The Bruges Meeting & Convention Centre (BMCC) is a... More