SEOUL, July 13 (Korea Bizwire) – A wood museum in Incheon, west of Seoul, has been chosen for an architectural prize of a world authority, according to the awards’ website on Thursday.
The World Architecture Community (WAC) announced “Mokyeonri: Kinetic Wood Museum” located in Incheon Grand Park in the port city as one of the top five projects chosen in the “Realised” category of the 25th World Architecture (WA) Awards.
Completed in January by Han Eunju, head of SOftARchitectureLAB Co., the three-story building was designed as an exhibition piece itself where visitors can diversely sense wood and trees without independent exhibition space, the WAC commented.
Launched in 2008, the WA Awards are given three times a year in the three categories — “Designed,” “Realised” and “Student.”
“Mokyeonri,” meaning harmony between trees from different roots, is the first prizewinning project of the Korea Forest Service’s open competition for the wood museum.