South Korean art centre will mimic the wave of a conductor’s baton

Images courtesy of 3XN
A team made up of Denmark’s 3XN and two South Korean designers, Siaplan and MDA, has won a competition for the Chungnam Art Centre in Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea.

The curved design of the structure is inspired by the flourish of a conductor’s baton and the path of a dancer’s toe as it arcs through the air.

The project contains performance halls, a lobby and a fly-tower enclosed by scalloped timber cladding.

The centre is the last part of the Chungnam Art Precinct to be approved. It is located between Naepo New Town and the Yongbongsan Mountains.

Kim Herforth Nielsen, 3XN’s founder, said: “Chungnam Art Centre will be a place as vibrant, layered, and expressive as the art it will be home to.

“We are thrilled to have been selected to bring the province of Chungcheongnam-do a place where everyone can experience the arts, and also take part in it themselves.”

Fred Holt, 3XN Australia’s director, said: “It’s a building that pulls visitors in while providing great views outward, allowing the mountains to act as an interior elevation so to speak.”

The centre is due to be completed in 2028 or 2029.

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