01/37

Seoul National Craft Museum


Seoul National Craft Museum

  • Date 2017
  • Client Jongrogu Craft
  • Location Angukdong, Jongrogu, Seoul, Korea
  • Surface 12.000m2
  • Status International Competition

The project is inspired by ceramics and the shape of the building is designed as two big porous ceramic pieces that will be surrounded by the new museum. The two ceramic pieces will act as two spacious exterior squares. One of them will be a square with a hard pavement, inviting people to participate in public events, artisan markets, open air exhibitions, celebrations, etc. The other square will be green and full of vegetation - a forest which will also host the existing Gingko tree. The aim is to build these two pieces using ceramics cells in a porous composition, acting as a filter of light and air. This would be a tribute to the local ceramic culture and tradition, and to the artisan tradition of the entire Korea region. The façades talk about the ceramic fabrication process. They form part of the same large ceramic pieces that construct the exterior squares and by using a transparent a porous material the light will filter between exterior and interior. The proposal wants to emphasize the importance of the local ceramic culture and the tradition of the sophisticated artisan work, as well as explain its origins, history and its future. The museum itself becomes a part of this history, reviving the local tradition and presenting the future of ceramics.

01/37 - Seoul National Craft Museum