Create a platform to embrace the abundant natural, historical, artistic and material resources

Seoul Metropolitan Government
Seoul, South Korea
International Competition
5100 m2
Matthieu Boustany, Benoist Desfonds, Gilles Guyot, Peeraya Suphasidh
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.