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2012 Yeosu World Exposition Big-O International Idea Competition Winner

2012 Yeosu World Exposition Big-O International Idea Competition Winner

G.Lab*, a department of Gansam Architects &Partners in Seoul, Korea won the International Ideas Competition for the 2012 Yeosu World Exposition Big-O.

The project’s theme is “Green Ocean, Blue Forest” and it’s expected to be complete this year.

See more images and architect’s description after the break.

Realizing the Big-O as the interconnecting link of the Expo, and as the welcoming space to maximize public gathering. The initiative is to present the Big-O as a marine ecosystem restoration project and to allow visitors to experience this process first hand.

The Big-O provides future-oriented outdoor spaces, and improves the amenities for the overall Exposition spatial experience. The Big-O translates various functions and characteristics of the ocean as culture and art spaces, providing visitors with user-specific experiences with sensitively designed walkways, parks, landscapes, and exhibitions.

Formal Concept:

The Ocean water is a dynamic medium which hosts a diverse array of life. Filtering the fundamental ingredient for life, Water is itself an energetic substance capable of exciting reactions and characteristics. The fluid dynamics of water and its interactivity becomes the incubator for driving the formal language of this design.

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Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "2012 Yeosu World Exposition Big-O International Idea Competition Winner" 23 Feb 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/50760/2012-yeosu-world-exposition-big-o-international-idea-competition-winner/> ISSN 0719-8884
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