displayed at the han river art park in seoul, ‘blue wind’ is an art installation by korean practice archiworkshop that depicts a long known yet invisible tale. the story begins with namhae-ho, the obsolete fishing vessel which was actively used in the southern sea of goheung, korea. after a road trip to songdo international business district on the western coast and waiting for months, the boat finally settled down in the public park this spring. crossed by the han river, the area is possibly the only one where urbanites can still enjoy nature in the metropolitan landscape of seoul.
blue wind sea breeze installation at the han river art park
shedding light on the city’s history and tales, archiworkshop proposes fishing vessels installed in the park and covered by a blue shimmering canopy. as the wind blows, the ceiling made of a thousand PVC sheets will become a storyteller and provide a waving overhead with a unique view towards the city. ‘with the fishing vessels and their respected installation, we hope to bring to light their stories and, from this, further enrich the people’s everyday life’, expresses the team.
the installation reflects the story of the namhae-ho fishing vessel
a thousand pieces of blue film make up the ceiling of the canopy, expressing the breeze passing over the sea to create waves. in the end, the shading structure becomes a platform where citizens can sit or lie under to watch a short film on a small TV monitor that tells the story of the fishing vessel tale.
the structures become social zones for people to gather and remember
thousands of PVC sheets making up the pavilion cover
the blue canopy gets swayed by a passing breeze
thousands of PVC sheets make up the canopies
fishing vessel on its way to the site
three fishing vessels will make up the installation
3D rendering of the blue canopy
edited by: lea zeitoun | designboom