acme: UN memorial space
acme: UN memorial space acme: UN memorial space
oct 08, 2009

acme: UN memorial space

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 individual identities.

acme: UN memorial space the structure is comprised of hexagonal shaped cells which are metaphor speaks of the individual nations which make up the UN

acme: UN memorial space aerial view of the memorial building which has an staircase which runs externally from the roof winding around the sides of the structure

acme: UN memorial space open communal areas are built within

acme: UN memorial space the open roof allows natural sunlight to poor through the interior

acme: UN memorial space model

acme: UN memorial space

acme: UN memorial space sliced view of the building

acme: UN memorial space

acme: UN memorial space

acme: UN memorial space

  • awesome!!!

    dk says:
  • amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing!

    mh says:
  • what a fantastic building! WoW!!!

    AK says:
  • enough…

    the credit goes to david rutten

    dave says:
  • great!

    iMagot says:
  • very innovative way of applying the hexagon to desining spaces.
    very interesting!

    b says:
  • its a bee hive!

    blah says:
  • no credit to david rutten.
    This is not rhino project but Top solid project.

    D says:
  • i don’t think it conjures up any images of peace/memorial… it’s kinda like an expo more than anything else.

    i do like the hexagons superimposed on the stair – finally something new with the honeycomb!

    dffds says:
  • it is so pity to see that all concept is just for facade – there are usual floor plans and over-designed facade. There is no consequence.

    ar says:
  • I like the facade to be reflected on the section and internal spaces.

    julica says:
  • i like the the idea of hexagon doesnt stop on elevation but absorbing into the whole scheme.

    wiz says:

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