The Seoul Olympic Museum of Art (SOMA) recently launched a competition to find the winning design for their "Project S" outdoor installation. Along with other young artists and architects, locally based HG-Architecture was invited to participate in the design competition. HG-Architecture then won the commission in the final stage with their proposal, "Dynamic Relaxation".
Shaped like an infinity symbol with netted ropes filling its loops, the newly completed installation entices visitors of all ages to take a glance or to climb about the structure as they stroll in the park.
Learn more about the project below.
"Seoul Olympic Park is a dynamic place for people, who enjoy walking and light exercises in the surrounding community. Meanwhile, Seoul Olympic Park is a place of relaxation for people who enjoy appreciating art and resting around the lake. Dynamic Relaxation is the public art for all which provides experiences of dynamics and relaxations at the same time."
"Dynamic Relaxation is simply lying on the top of hill behind the museum. It is a topological surface which invites people and opens to the outside surrounded by nature. Also, the geometry of space reflects the topography of park landscape and the continuous curvature, which are the site-specific characters of park. It is a not only aesthetic sculpture but also a multi-purpose space for resting and climbing, hanging, exercising for everyone."
"The basic geometry started from a trefoil knot, which consists of three Möbius Strips between three strands of pipe. The pipes were twisted accurately and structured by triangular sections with transforming sizes and angles along the base geometry."
"All structures were modularized by 21 components and each one was fabricated and welded at factory. The pre-assembled modules were finally assembled at site for two days, and then total 573m lengths of rope were installed to create the topological space."
"Finally, 367 triangular pieces of PVC vinyl were attached to the rope to provide UV protection under the structure. The official exhibition of Dynamic Relaxation extends to October, but it will stay at the site with people and nature permanently."
Dynamic Relaxation Commission: SOMA (Seoul Olympic Museum of Art)
Art Collaboration: Byeong-Sam Jeon
Materials: Steel Pipe, Rope, PVC vinyl
Fabrication: Joyoung Industry, HG-Architecture
All images courtesy of HG-Architecture.
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