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The Challenge Museum includes a two minute walk through farmland to reach the building

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The Challenge Museum includes a two minute walk through farmland to reach the building

UNStudio is designing the project.


By David Malone, Associate Editor | August 8, 2019
The Challenge Museum surrounded by farmland

Courtesy UNStudio and Plompmozes

As part of South Korea’s plan to build 140 museums and 46 art galleries by 2023, UNStudio has unveiled its design proposal for The Challenge Museum, a unique museum that creates an immersive and participatory experience for visitors.

The Challenge Museum’s massing and general site approach contrasts with urban conditions to provide restful, flexible outdoor spaces where community engagement is key. In order to get to the museum, a compulsory two minute walk through farmland creates an experience for visitors meant to make them feel more connected to the earth, according to the architects.

 

Challenge museum scenographic displayCourtesy UNStudio and Plompmozes.

 

The building’s entrance includes an introductory space that then directs visitors towards the exhibition floors. The museum, which is spread across three floors, is organized in a series of immersive Marine and Celestial spheres. Throughout the museum, the spheres overlap with each other to allow users to explore the skies above and the sea below through scenographic storytelling.

 

See Also: Foster + Partners wins competition for the expansion and remodeling of the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum

 

The ground floor, which will have a focus on educational and public programs, has a porous design approach that connects with the outdoor farm. Exhibitions continue to the second floor, with the main body of the exhibitions existing on the third floor. A roof terrace connects visitors further to the outdoors.

 

Challenge Museum ocean displayCourtesy UNStudio and Plompmozes.

 

Challenge museum earth displayCourtesy UNStudio and Plompmozes.

 

Challenge Museum interactive displayCourtesy UNStudio and Plompmozes.

 

Challenge Museum exteriorCourtesy UNStudio and Plompmozes.

 

Chalenge Museum diagramCourtesy UNStudio and Tellart.

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