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Ocean Imagination / Unsangdong Architects

© Unsangdong Architects
© Unsangdong Architects

Recently, we shared Unsangdong Architects’ Life & Power Press Cultural Topography, an interesting project that mixed programmatic elements with a crisp aesthetic.  The architects just shared their proposal for the Thematic Pavilion of Yeosu 2012, entitled Ocean Imagination, which was awarded honorable mention (check out other proposals previously featured here).  The proposal is an eye-catching proposal combines nature and the imagination in an effort to create the “best use of the infinite possibility of nature.” More images and more about the competition entry after the break.

The pavilion allows visitors to experience the ocean’s ecosystems and different exhibits related to “man-made nature.”  An ‘Ocean Gate’ takes the culture of the sea shore and shifts it vertically.  This move creates a dynamic visual that is a constant reminder to the viewers of nature’s different environments.  “It combines ocean ecosystem and architecture in accordance with the main theme of  ‘Ocean & Life,” added the architects.   Another part of the proposal, the ‘’Sustainable Ocean void space’, is formed by combining flowing water with the ecological environment.

© Unsangdong Architects
© Unsangdong Architects

The form’s outer spaces are used as exhibition places and are outfitted with different events such as  Water-Valley, Media-Valley, Play-Valley, Green-Valley and so on.

© Unsangdong Architects
© Unsangdong Architects

The main exhibition, an ‘Organism of Scenery’, took inspiration from the Korean seasons – in spring, flowers bloom everywhere, in summer, the scenery contains dramatic waterfalls and thick forests, in fall, the leaves on the trees turn yellow and in winter, a blanket of snow lay on the ground. Total area : 6200m2 Theme Exhibition Area : 2,000㎡ BPA Exhibition Area : 1,600㎡ Height : 100m Chief Designer: YoonGyoo Jang , ChangHoon shin Design team: KyungTae Kim, SungMin Kim, YunSoo Kim, WooYoung Kim, SeungHyun Kang, BongKyun Kim, MeeYoung Lee, HoJin Kim

Section © Unsangdong Architects
Section © Unsangdong Architects
Cite:Karen Cilento. "Ocean Imagination / Unsangdong Architects" 03 Aug 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/71713/ocean-imagination-unsangdong-architects/>