Suncheon Art Platform Int’l Design Competition, Entry I 2016

Art Wall as a medium for urban revitalization

We designed the Suncheon Art Wall as a response to the cultural history of the city, and as a peripheral intervention to create a new boundary condition between city and art museum. The new Art Wall design is not about separating or differentiating, but about connecting and linking edge conditions, experiences, and time periods. The proposed art museum acts as a agency for spatial connection, and an active mediator between different urban spaces. The proposed peripheral intervention is an experiential connection between daily activities and art experiences. Lastly, we consider temporal connections between different time periods of Suncheon’s history. We propose neutral settings that embrace both the historical remains and future changes.

Strategy: Art Wall as a medium for urban revitalization

Suncheon’s old city center has historically significant remains including four old gates, a cross road, various plots and block shapes. These urban and architectural remains enable us to investigate and preserve Suncheon’s original typologies. We borrow the typology of village form from the old Suncheon wall, while using a block type that reflects the modern development patterns of the peripheral surroundings.
The Art Platform design weaves together the cultural amenities of the East area of central road with the commercial amenities of the West area. The newly blended composition of art and commerce creates an “art village,” not just an “art center.” The form is attuned to the context of the site and the program needs, considering the types of adjacent buildings.

Future: Art/Cultural Corridor Expansion and Walking Route

The proposed Art Platform design is expected to accelerate the old city center revitalization. On the other hand, the art and culture program would expand to the north where the developed urban fabric is similar in composition to the proposed design.

Client: 순천시 / City of Suncheon
Year: 2016
Location: 순천시 / City of Suncheon
Program: Museum / Park
Collaborators: Jinhyun Jun, Yongjun Jo (Landscape Architecture), Eujin Julia Kim, Minkyung Song (Urban Design)
Design Team: 김남주, 지강일