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ChungMuGong YiSUNSHIN Memorial / METAA

  • 01:00 - 15 December, 2014
ChungMuGong YiSUNSHIN Memorial / METAA
ChungMuGong YiSUNSHIN Memorial / METAA , © Jaekyung Kim
© Jaekyung Kim

© Jaekyung Kim © Jaekyung Kim © Jaekyung Kim © Jaekyung Kim + 31

  • Architects

  • Location

    South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    Jongho Yi, Euijung Woo
  • Architecture Design

    Sangjin Yi, Eunsuk Lee, Yongbum Lee
  • Area

    3104.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

  • Structural Engineer

    City structure
  • Mechanical Engineer

    Jinkyung Eng.
  • Electrical Engineer

  • Interior Design

  • Construction

  • Architectur Supervision

  • Client

    Hyunchungsa Office
  • Site Area

    45,254 ㎡
  • Site Coverage Area

    2,522.41 ㎡
  • Budget

    10.5 billion KW
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© Jaekyung Kim
© Jaekyung Kim

Object to Commemorate

The king of Joseon Dynasty 'Jeong jo', poet 'Choe nam sun' and 'Lee eun sang' recalled The general of Joseon Dynasty "Yi sun sin" repeatedly. They focused in one thing. A man who shows Royal, respectful and love. Only an ostensible reason. Yi sun sin's diary that called "Nan-jung-il-gi" just record only the facts during the war. However, the point is Perfection.

© Jaekyung Kim
© Jaekyung Kim

When one man start to fight with every situation, for instance enemies, politics or our forces. When a man should be right and justice in this situation, we can see this kinds of Perfection from him. Therefore, we focused on this kinds of humanity of this general. More focused on deep in his mind, not just ostensible reason.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

How to Commemorate

Materials and data of a memorial difficult to make people exprience the past. Every reappearances is sometimes very unreliable and make the object as a show. Imagination never happened there. The evolution which means knowledge not just watch is impossible. An architect wants to the power that is from the architecture's own, but an abstraction of architecture exaggerate narration and narrative, or lose the power in a long terms of time.

© Jaekyung Kim
© Jaekyung Kim

For example an architecture has same structure of narrative with narration so it doesn't create a new meaning. For the continuous creation of meaning, different arrangement and unexpected sequence will be better choice. Thus strangeness and a sense of distance will be occur, and in this situation, audiences will actively participate and become have a new cognizance.


Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "ChungMuGong YiSUNSHIN Memorial / METAA " 15 Dec 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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