AZPML and Yukyung Kim of UKST have won the competition to design the Korean Museum of Urbanism and Architecture (KMUA) in Sejong, South Korea. The competition was organized by the National Agency for Administrative City Construction, and the team’s proposal aims to create an ecological and cultural experience centered on urbanization and architecture’s role in the climate crisis. As the team states, cities account today for nearly 70% of global carbon emissions and 66% of energy consumption. The team designed the Museum of Architecture and Urbanism to address this problem, aiming to use the construction of the KMUA to exemplify best practices in the industry for ecological and environmental performance and utilize a series of prefabricated elements. KMUA will reuse the steel girders of decommissioned infrastructure to build an oversized scaffolding to hold real fragments of architecture.
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