a recent competition was initiated by the city of chungju in south korea,
asking for proposals for a UN memorial for the city’s UN(united nations) peace park.
one of the projects was london-based architecture firm acme who received third place for
their piece. comprised of a 1,500 seating assembly, two conference halls, a theatre
and exhibition space, acme drew on the actual organization of the united nations for their design.
the UN is formed by individual nations, and as a metaphor acme designed a cube comprised
of smaller cells which come together forming the final shape. each cell is meant to represent
the collective nature of the united nations’ identity and provide various amenities and functions
from exhibitions to education, conference, office, restaurant, events and public viewing platforms.
acme believes that the memorial should represent the nature of the united nations,
where many individual nations come together to create one entity, but without losing their
the structure is comprised of hexagonal shaped cells which are metaphor speaks of the individual nations
which make up the UN
aerial view of the memorial building which has an staircase which runs externally from the roof
winding around the sides of the structure
open communal areas are built within
the open roof allows natural sunlight to poor through the interior
sliced view of the building