The LeeUm Museum, Seoul, Korea
Client: Samsung Foundation
Team: Architects: Ateliers Jean Nouvel, OMA, Mario Botta Architects
Lighting Design: L’Observatoire International, Project Director: Nathalie Rozot
The LeeUm Museum is a museum complex built on a sloped hillside in Seoul: a Modern Art Museum (Ateliers Jean Nouvel), a Temporary Exhibition Center (OMA), and a Traditional Asian Art Museum (Mario Botta Architects). A quiet residential area hosts the unlikely assemblage. The lighting concepts address the strong individual properties of each building, while responding to curatorial constraints. In both modern museum gallery spaces, the equipment is concealed and the lighting is visually integral to the monolithic quality of the architecture, while at the same time conceived as a series of systems that respond to the need for flexibility. A signature lighting highlights the circulations of both buildings.
Photo Courtesy: Samsung Foundation