PROGRAM: Exhibition rooms and storage facilities, multimedia room, permanent studios, lecture seminar, common spaces, administration offices, public and landscape quads
CLIENT: Department of Cultural Policy, Chungcheongnam-do
SIZE: Art Museum 12,680 m2, Parking Lot 14,000 m2
STATUS: in design
Our proposal for the Chungman Art Museum is for space-shaping architecture that weaves together the Chungnam Library, Art Museum and future Arts Center into a coherent, green complex with the Museum acting as an iconic-space-centerpiece. The museum’s H-shaped plan finds its geometrical origins in the fan-shaped masterplan of Naepo New City. It forms a plaza and three distinctive gardens that relate to the site and consolidate the entire cultural masterplan. The portal: Chagyeong links the top level of the museum and frames Yongbong-San with a public viewing platform.
The Museum’s horizontal structure allows uninterrupted circulation through diverse, human-sized spaces. It allows all museum programs to be linked – for an intimate, art experience that combines educational activities, experimental, traditional, immersive, and participatory art – while exhibitions and workshops seamlessly spill out into the Sculpture Gardens. Digital simulcast and video art projected on the exterior walls further energize the Museum Plaza.
Our efforts are opposed to a self-referential, form-driven architectural response, and aim to create an accessible cultural experience that is not confined to the Museum’s interior spaces. A deeply rooted sense of social responsibility informs each decision and is manifested in the creation of public space, the adoption of the highest sustainability aspirations and the creation of a cohesive cultural master plan for Chungnam.
- Steven Holl Architects
Steven Holl (Principal)
Roberto Bannura (Partner in Charge)
Seo Hee Lee, Jongseo Lee (Advisors)
Dimitra Tsachrelia (Associate in Charge)
Yining He (Project Architect)
Emmet Sutton, Michael Haddy, Sarah Hopper, Ruoyu Wei, Ron Tse, Marisa Espe (Project Team)