Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art

      The museum occupies a marginal position and is set higher up than the other buildings in the new development. At the highest point of this particular relief condition, the design becomes a landmark and is representative for the new urbanization proposed by the Samsung Foundation. The trees on the top of the building are reminiscent of the fluttering flags on medieval towers or frontier posts.


      The presence of this building, rich in symbolic connotations, completes the top end of the urbanization proposed for the hill. The museum volume stands as an isolated object rising up from the sloping green plane joining a high and low road. The building emerges from the ground as a set of two simple linked volumes: a parallelepiped linear building in the upper part and an inverted cone volume (wider on the top) in the lower part, which enters the ground near the low road.


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    Best museum in Korea
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    Leeum was designed by 3 architects
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