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Olympic Sculpture Park
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Art Shelter in the City - SOMA
Seoul Olympic Museum of Art, along with its 95,940㎡ size of Sculpture Park filled with the world’s sculpture art and landscape, is a resting place for public created to celebrate the fruits of Seoul Olympic. People can enjoy the minimal look of modern museum and appreciate the beautiful art of sculptures and sceneries while strolling on the clay out in the sculpture park. The creative spirits of artists breathing through their artwork, little squirrels running across right in front of you and the chestnut burrs fallen under the trees will give you delightful joys of being in a different world away from the everyday life. Here, you can find a pleasant culture space and a museum with art and nature where you can relax, meditate and freshen up your days.
Beautiful landscape and architecture
Seoul Olympic Museum of Art is a two-story, 10,191㎡ building built with modern and nature-friendly concept using rough touch of exposed concrete and raw wooden finishing. Natural sunlight penetrating through the window gives each exhibition room a warm, bright and clear lighting depending on the time, weather and the size of the window. The interior space of 949㎡ is divided into 6 exhibition rooms and its visual and spatial openness makes a very dynamic movement for the visitors. Simple and refined square-shaped exhibition rooms adjoining the outdoor yard according to their nature and function form an organic circulation system with different ground and height of the space underlining the horizontality. Upright architecture and facilities such as wide glass window, corridor and water garden together with the nature make another great landscape.
Interacting and Co-existing with Nature
You can take a walk in the green landscape of Sculpture Park while appreciating the sculptures of the world-class artists and see the interior exhibition space naturally becomes open and extended with the whole view of the sculpture park spread out through the window and feel the space interact and co-exist with nature. Bringing nature and human, art and architecture together, SOMA was built to be in the center of connecting the cultural spaces around such as World Peace Gate and Mongchon Fortress. Sculpture Park at each end of the museum is connected to a gentle slope along the north side of ‘Water Garden’ where there is various differences in ground and a beautiful landscape. Also, in all spaces of the museum as well as the exhibition rooms, you can always feel the green nature.