Mimesis Museum- Paju Book City, South Korea
Name: Mimesis Museum
Location: Paju Book City, South Korea
Address: 37.7169266 N,126.6888199 E
Architects: Alvaro Siza, Castanheira & Bastai Arquitectos Associados, and Jun Sung Kim
Collaborators: Chungheon Han, and João Figueiredo
Structural Engineers: Gayoon ENC
M&E Engineers: Hansan Engineering Co.
Construction: Hanool Construction Company
Size: 4,000 sqm
-Built for a book publisher’s private art collection; the concrete form was inspired by a curled up cat; lighting comes from rafted ceilings which counter and contrast the curved walls of the structure ; uses a semi-complex marriage between a curved form and a rectilinear form to isolate the interior from the surrounding landscape and to create an open and interactive courtyard.