Client: Sejong City Municipality, S. Korea
Area: 1,200,000 sqft
A masterplan for a national museum complex and park for the City of Sejong, South Korea. Sejong is a newly established city with a growing population and administrative center, and the masterplan will provide a world class cultural district aspiring to be on a par with Berlin’s Museuminsel or the Smithsonian in the US.
Our proposal is arranged on 2 key axis through the site that connect the 4 neighboring districts: The town center to the west, the national park to the east, and the residential areas to the north and south.
Our proposal introduces a series of very ordered, rational and phaseable museums expressed as courtyard buildings, echoing the traditional South Korean Hanok typology. On the other side of the central boulevard are pavilion buildings, integrated into the landscape, and serving as smaller museums, cafes or viewing platforms.
The ‘Oculus’ is a circular bridge that spans the adjacent river and is a key part of the first phase of the development, providing a high quality residential experience for people to be able to walk to the museums from the town center.