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3.1 Freedom Memorial / Interior design

3.1 Freedom Memorial
3.1 Freedom Memorial

Discipline: Interior Architecture

Discipline: Interior Architecture

The Freedom Memorial marks the site of the first major acts of resistance to the Japanese occupation of Korea, on March 1, 1919. The old brick building first served as a public health center but has been renovated as a memorial to the independence struggle. The triangular brick tower remembers those who were killed on this street 100 years ago. The new perforated brick wall adds a new layer to the original building. Inspired by the concept of layered history, the architect aimed to create a space where visitors can contemplate the meaning of independence and peace.

  • DATE OF LAUNCH 2019

  • DEVELOPMENT TIME 13 - 24 months

  • TARGET REGIONS Asia, Specific country/region: South Korea

  • TARGET GROUPS Public Sector / Government

One hundred years ago, Koreans defended their country against occupation. This memorial to those who died is an empty space to pause, remember and meditate, suffused with a peacefully charged atmosphere that reflects history. A perforated brick wall links the existing building with the new architecture, creating a moving connection between interior and exterior, past and present.
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Client / Manufacturer

Hwaseong City

Hwaseong City
Hyun Soon Choi
Hwaseong City, South Korea

Client / Manufacturer

SAMWOO Engineering & Construction

SAMWOO Engineering & Construction
Gwacheon-si, South Korea

Design

SOAP Design Studio

SOAP Design Studio
Hwaseong-si, South Korea

Architect : Soonyup Kwon Design Manager : Dongsun Chang Graphic Design: Rahui Kwon, Hyemin Lee

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