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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.
Hyun Soon Choi
Hwaseong City, South Korea
SAMWOO Engineering & Construction
Gwacheon-si, South Korea
SOAP Design Studio
Hwaseong-si, South Korea
Architect : Soonyup Kwon Design Manager : Dongsun Chang Graphic Design: Rahui Kwon, Hyemin Lee