Moon Hoon in association with Mooyuki architects presents the Republic of Korea pavilion in the ongoing expo 2020 Dubai. The effervescent and colourful pavilion designed by the ace architects features light-shifting cubes. The pavilion is informed by its pixelated facade comprises 1,597 rotating cubes with abstract patterning. These cubes changes with waves of colour and the rippling effect of it showcase the Korean mobility and energy of its people. Read more about the project below at SURFACES REPORTER (SR):
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The shape-shifting sculpture designed by Moon Hoon in collaboration with Mooyuki architects at Expo 2020 Dubai features the concept of mobility in modern and future terms.
The use of colour-shifting cubes gives a vision of the effervescent spirit of the Korean landscape. It features desert sun as it rises and reflects across the speckled dewdrops across the flowers. this natural depiction amalgamates well with the progress and technological advancements of the country.
The Republic of Korea pavilion is the fifth largest pavilion at the Expo. It is a four-story building with a basement spread over an area of 4651 sq. m which aims to display the wonders of future mobility with the theme “Smart Korea, Moving the World to You”.
Digi_Logue Spinning Cube
The spinning cube used on the facade of the pavilion contains three analogue colour faces and one digital face.
With this, it became the combination of digtal and analogue or 'Digi_logue' that gives a feeling of freshness to contemporary digital media which according to the Korean architects become worn out. the colour shifting spinning cube facade itself is the main display of the pavilion.
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“It's basically seeing a person as a pixel. Then it becomes a cube, and it spins like an analogue, and it creates an image when seen as a whole. That's why the cube became the motive.
It's basically saying a 'Huge sense of openness. Everyone come in," said Moon.
Winding and Weaving Ramps
The pavilion comprises four winding and weaving ramps- Like ziggurat, Like Babel tower, Like DNA and Galaxy spirals- in and out of the building. They go up and slide down with fluctuating gradients.
They break the boundary of the Korea pavilion and allow visitors to enjoy the continuous spatial experience. The weaving and winding ramps offer several viewing points at a multitude of angles and positions.
Further, the visitors can experience augmented reality letting them superimpose digital images onto existing reality.
Name: Republic Of Korea Pavilion
Location: Expo 2020 Dubai
Architect: Moon Hoon + Mooyuki Architects
Design Team: Moon Hoon, Seongbong Yun, Dongkyu Kim, Sanghyeok Park, Kibum Park, Minsung Kim, Jiwon Park
Structure: Sdm Engineering, Archcorp
Photography: Kim Changmook
Photos courtesy of Expo 2020 Dubai.
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