Architectural firm SAMOO has won a competition to design Sunbi Culture Park & Korean Cultural Theme Park in Andong, South Korea.
The parks are designed to spread the values of Confucianism, based on teachings of Chinese philosopher Confucius and traditional culture in Korea.
The entire complex will feature two major parks; the World Confucianism Sunbi Culture Park (WCSCP) and the Korean Cultural Theme Park (KCTP).
The WCSCP will be located on top of the valley as a horizontal mass between two ridges and will be a multifunctional complex featuring a convention centre, a museum, a library, a hotel and an open lobby.
The facilities in the WCSCP will be used for the promotion and research of Confucianism.
Plans also include a circulation path, which will guide visitors through a variety of facilities including the ‘Larchivium’, a cultural convergence of library, archive, and a museum around the open lobby.
The park will feature classes for Korean language, music, martial arts and a variety of cultural exhibitions.
Under the plans, buildings will be designed from a basic square layout of traditional Korean housings to reproduce the living conditions and environment of Korean ancestors.
The buildings will house a courtyard in the middle and will allow visitors to experience the nature through traditional Korean values.
The KCTP will be situated within the surroundings of Andong with an open view of the lake and will feature hotels and experience centres through traditional Korean housings surrounded by natural elements.
Image: Both the parks will be designed to spread the values of Confucianism. Photo: Courtesy of SAMOO.