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NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WORLD WRITING

+ PROJECT DATA
  • Status
    Competition
  • Year
    2017
  • Tipology
    Museum
  • Location
    Songdo, Korea
  • Client
    Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism of the Republic of Korea
  • Budget
    41 million €
  • Total Area/Surface/Volume
    16.000 S qm
+ DESCRIPTION

To resolve the question of how to represent an edifice of this significance we have chosen to design a very iconic building, with a strong formal character, and clear division between functions, yet in constant relationship with its surroundings, with the same proportions of the tall buildings surrounding it, but laid on it’s side.

The Sense of a Museum of Writing

With this international competition, architects are called to design a new Museum building aiming to preserve, document and make accessible -for the widest possible number of visitors- the “World History of Writing”. A real challenge for architecture as well, which is, itself, one of the major forms of “Language” within the Figurative Arts family. And, more so, when you consider that, the architectural “character” you’ll be giving this same building shall immediately become relevant and decisive to signify, and even enhance its role and meaning. And this is well beyond the satisfaction of any practical and functional need. And here we are using this word “Character”, implying both the meaning of an Architectural Characteristic, and as a single alphabet sign.

 

 

 

+ CREDITS

Architect
Mario Bellini Architects

Design Team
Mario Bellini  with Raffaele Cipolletta

Project Team
Flavia Sandelewski
Luca Bosetti
Francesco Savoini
Veronica Guarriello
Federico Tizzoni



 

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