A memorial to the UN - representing the collective nature of the United Nations, where many individual nations are coming together to create something great, bigger then any single one of them, without losing their individual identities. The building cells represent the collective nature of the UN identity and are inhabited by the different functions, ranging from exhibitions to education, conference, office, restaurant, event and public viewing platforms.
Project Details +
LOCATION: Chungju, South Korea
CLIENT: Chungju City
DATE: April 2009
STATUS: International Competition - 3rd Prize
SIZE: 9,600 sqm
ACME: Kevin Chu, Daewon Kwak, Friedrich Ludewig, Isabel de la Mora, Monica Prenziuso, Teresa Yeh
Yooshin Architects & Engineers
The UN Peace Park masterplan has been initiated to increase the number of tourist in the city of Chungju, the birthplace of Ban Ki-moon, the current UN Secretary General. The new UN memorial building will be the focal point in the UN Peace Park, comprising a 1,500 seating UN assembly hall, 2 conference halls, theatre and exhibition space. The UN Memorial should be a very prominent building within the UN peace park, creating a local landmark but also a building of national and international significance.