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[NEW HONGIK IIDC] Entry #3 Herzog & de Meuron

Herzog & de Meuron

materials provided by
Hongik University
edited by
Kim Jeoungeun

SPACE February 2024 (No. 675) 

Jury Comment 1       It is a great concept in which horizontal and vertical circulation on four levels clearly intersect. However, in relation to the circulation around the courtyard, the west faҫade forms a symmetrical plan with the centre of the museum as its axis, giving the impression that the symbolism of the museum has become overbearing and overemphasised.

Jury Comment 2       The ring offers terrific flexibility and a strong sense of identity. The pavilions provide a fun and helpful way of defining vertical zones, but the museum form ‒ with its pitched roof ‒ is very cartoonish and problematic (it’s agreed that that could be revised). What is harder to revise is the fixed symmetry of the pr...

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