Project Overview


Incheon Metropolitan City




International Competition


Museum + Artmuseum


Dayoon Oh   Donghyun Kim   Taerim Kim   Hyein Jo   Joonyoung Park


Urbanyards (Landscape)


5th Prize

Presentation Video

Project Description

How should the museums and art galleries in Incheon, the representative gateway city of Korea, coexist?

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim Museum which is considered one of the most innovative art museums of the 20th century proposes a continuous flow of viewing and is the most advanced example of viewing experience to the form of a building. We propose a new museum and art museum that has evolved once more from that continuous experience. The museum and the art museum with the same system of viewing sequentially along the slope are designed to link rest, education and experience, and office research management to the lower part of the museum designed along the slope. The educational space is designed to be accessible without going through the exhibition space, and as auxiliary facilities are located at the lower part of the museum, accessibility from one program to others as well as experiencing art space is excellent.

We take one of the most traditional and efficient L-shape architectural typologies. Then we lean against two L-shape buildings to provide an unprecedented coexisting space, museum and art museum, functioning perfectly.  If the L shape typology is an ideal shape that allows sequential experiencing of art museums or museums, the # shape in which two L shapes lean against creates an infinite exhibition experience that has never been experienced before by making it possible to continuously experience museums and art museums in succession. Each building faces an existing historical building that is largely divided into two, and the historical building and each building are planned in succession so that the old building and the new building operate as a single building. Now, we are looking at the missionary building surrounded with nature to the east, and the #MuseumArtMuseum with buildings of the past to the west.

Continuous land reclamation to the west shaped the shape of Incheon metropolitan city today, and the site that formed the coastline in the past also took on the present shape. Therefore, it can be regarded that the western site of the newly created site symbolizes the future, and the eastern site of the site symbolizes the traces of the past.

Considering the symbolism of the eastern and western sides of the site, we located the museum on the eastern site to be connected to the former missionary buildings, and the western OCI Incheon factory office building was located to be connected to the newly built western art museum on the second floor level. In order to utilize it as an art museum, the existing 3rd floor slab was removed to provide the required ceiling height. For the remembrance of the OCI Incheon factory office building, the northwest mass was lifted and planned so that the shape of the entire building was gradually revealed as one approached the building from a distance, so that the visitors could have a dramatic experience. In order to recall the fact that it was the coastline of the West Sea of ​​Korea, a reflecting pool was placed on the ground floor to reflect the lifted mass, creating a plaza with a special experience. We are looking at the mirror-finished soffit that illuminates the reflecting pool.

When entering the inner plaza, we could see the OCI Incheon factory office building and the new #Museumartmuseum building facing each other.