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Studio MADe Wins Competition for Arts Center in South Korea

Studio MADe Wins Competition for Arts Center in South Korea

India-based Studio MADe has won the Suncheon Art Platform competition with its proposal, The Hidden Cloister. The competition, hosted by the City of Suncheon, South Korea, sought to revitalize the Old City area with an art square featuring an art center.

Through The Hidden Cloister, Studio MADe aims to create a “psychological ‘void’ in the midst of a high-density area by creating an open-to-sky quadrangle as a pure subtraction of ground.” Thus, the proposal creates a new link in the heart of the Old City by connecting the riverbank and public space.

Courtesy of Studio MADe
Courtesy of Studio MADe

Furthermore, the proposal will feature a park, creating a green island and noise barrier in a largely urbanized space and promoting the “Eco-City” goal of Suncheon.

Courtesy of Studio MADe
Courtesy of Studio MADe

The quadrangle portion of the proposal will be surrounded by a cloister, which will act as a threshold space between light and shadow. Here visitors can walk and access subterranean rooms carved around the periphery of the void. These subterranean rooms additionally have the potential to grow in small increments if required.

Courtesy of Studio MADe
Courtesy of Studio MADe
Courtesy of Studio MADe
Courtesy of Studio MADe
Courtesy of Studio MADe
Courtesy of Studio MADe

“The overall built system is reminiscent of traditional Korean architecture, whilst opening up the heart of the old city to contemporary interpretation," note the designers. 

Courtesy of Studio MADe
Courtesy of Studio MADe

Learn more about the project, here.

  • Architects

  • Location

    Suncheon-si, Jeollanam-do, South Korea
  • Design Team

    Madhusudhan Chalasani, Mario Galiana Liras, Mario Yanez Aller, Carlos Gonzalvo, Bharat Kumar, German Muller, Niharika Sanyal
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Studio MADe
  • Architects

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Address:Suncheon-si, Jeollanam-do, South Korea

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Cite: Sabrina Santos. "Studio MADe Wins Competition for Arts Center in South Korea" 16 Jun 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/789441/studio-made-wins-competition-for-arts-center-in-south-korea> ISSN 0719-8884

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