Design Selected for Seoul Museum

10 August 2010 (Last Updated August 10th, 2010 18:30)

The final design has been selected for the new branch of the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul, South Korea. The design, named "Shapeless Museum", has been created by a consortium of two firms, Art Architect and Siaplan, and features an open and flexible museum complex.

The final design has been selected for the new branch of the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul, South Korea.

The design, named "Shapeless Museum", has been created by a consortium of two firms, Art Architect and Siaplan, and features an open and flexible museum complex.

Seven buildings will be constructed, including basement floors, an old military building and yards.

The museum will feature open spaces with underground footpaths into the city.

The original Kimusa building will be retained by adding a glass top and turning the first floor into an open lobby, while another building will be constructed next to it.

Planning for the Seoul branch will be finished within eight months and the construction will be completed in 20 months, according to the Korean Herald.