Writing is an unending communicate that has been connecting one generation to every other, maintaining records, subculture, and statistics. For the National Museum of World Writing, stories have been built instead of written.
Just as writing transcends the author to every other geographical region, SAMOO Architects and Engineers have proposed ‘PAGES’, a structure of architecturally-devised scripts that disconnects site visitors from the outer international, and introduces them to an outstanding architectural narration.
16,424 sq. Notion for the National Museum of World Writing (NMWW) intends to create a meditation space which links “humans to people, human beings to the museum, and museum to the website, just as how writing & pages have bridged collectively the past, present, and future”.
The challenge is placed in Incheon-si, South Korea, on the threshold of land among the vital park and the condensed cityscape. The visual and spatial contradictions among the park’s horizontal panorama and monolithic verticality of buildings inspired the architects to increase a shape that merges both characteristics collectively.
The structure’s curved shape become stimulated by means of the commentary of the entire surrounding the web page. Pedestrian roads, motorbike lanes, and trails intersect and disperse inside and out of the park and homes, flowing rhythmically like hieroglyphics. Similarly, trails might be flowing inside and outside of the NMWW, erasing the bounds among shape and panorama, and forming flexible spaces where visitors can flow into freely in and out.
Upon getting into the museum, the traveler finds himself/herself standing in a grand hall deep inside the museum’s curved walls, as although he/she has physically entered the journey of writing. Along the curved walls of the indoor exhibition space, sequential situations are printed, every with its personal narrative.
The intention in the back of the design is to cause active communique among the articles of the exhibition and site visitors, offering an interactive and private enjoy instead of a traditional approach of commentary.
Rectangular-shaped administrative applications encase principal regions around the shape, contradicting the curvilinear shape of exhibition areas. The Multipurpose Hall is positioned among foyer and exhibition location as a transitional sector, where lectures and performances take place. The Educational Area, although separated from the exhibition’s important circulate, may be easily accessed to provide various instructional applications. The loading deck place is separated from the public parking lot near a unique exhibition space, to ensure short and efficient carrier flow.
The ‘Larchvium’ (Library + Archive + Museum) appears wherein the library and garage vicinity overlap. The architects opened up the ceiling of the storage area, enabling visible connection to the exhibition area above, and collectively with the library, the whole space turns into a new interactive exhibition.
The National Museum of World Writing suggestion received the 2018 IDA Design Awards Silver Prize in Architecture, underneath the class of ‘Conceptual Designs’.