After a class in Jongno this afternoon I headed over to take a look at the young architects installation outside the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. It’s a project to foster young talented architects sponsored by Hyundai Card. This is the winning entry -Roof Sentiment, by Society of Architecture, SoA (Lee Chihoon, Kang Yerin). The curved reed roof is meant to resemble the roof of Gyeongbokgung the palace which is right opposite the museum.
The afternoon sun was strong and people gathered under the shade of the roof to eat lunch or take a break and listen to the creaking reeds blowing in the wind. There was a natural woody aroma of pine under there too.
The installation is outdoors next to the National Contemporary Art Museum opposite Gyeongbokgung. So from here we can see the wall of the palace and Inwangsan mountain in the distance.
Large holes cut out in the bamboo and natural gaps let the sky through…
The curves are in contrast to the architecture of the angular architecture of the contemporary museum.
A strategically placed hole even allows visitors to get yet another point of view inside the installation!
Visitors gather outside the museum to rest before moving on with their afternoon. It’s a great place to stop for a relaxing rest. The exhibition is on until Sep 30, 2015.