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National Museum of Korean Contemporary History / JUNGLIM Architecture

  • 01:00 - 29 June, 2013
National Museum of Korean Contemporary History / JUNGLIM Architecture
National Museum of Korean Contemporary History / JUNGLIM Architecture, © Namgoong Sun
© Namgoong Sun

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea
  • Client

    Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism
  • Area

    6444.7 sqm
  • Photographs

© Namgoong Sun
© Namgoong Sun

Text description provided by the architects. Three issues; National Museum of Korean Contemporary History has three crucial design issues. First issue is remodelling the old building that has been used since 1950. It is to recollect and retain the 50 years of Korean modern history in Gwanghwa gate circus.

© Namgoong Sun
© Namgoong Sun

Secondly, it has got symbolical representation as the site is located in Korean symbolic central axis 1. The axis starts from Gyeongbok Palace of Joseon to Nam Mountain to Han River. The issue was raised how to begin and what to contain at the starting point of symbolic axis.

© Namgoong Sun
© Namgoong Sun

Lastly, it has a role of informing the Korean modern history. Although the period of history is 50 to 60 years, there have been many remarkable events and historical moments to remember and this museum should stand as a role example to demonstrate the history of Korea.

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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "National Museum of Korean Contemporary History / JUNGLIM Architecture" 29 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/393920/national-museum-of-korean-contemporary-history-junglim-architecture/> ISSN 0719-8884
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