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  • IwamotoScott architecture, Trifold Madang. Diagrams.
    san francisco CALIFORNIA

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    IwamotoScott architecture: Trifold Madang is IwamotoScott’s entry for the Busan Opera House design competition. The title refers to the proposal’s formal schema as well as the cultural beginnings of opera in Korea. Our design research uncovered an interesting spatio-historical aspect of the tradition of opera performance in Korea—that it took place in Madang, or public outdoor courtyard spaces. Our proposal organizes the given tripartite program of the Busan Opera House and its major vertical circulation around three triangular voids.

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  • Filtration
    new york NEW YORK

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    paul TSE, sarah CHUNG, steven TSAI, xander LU, & evelyn TING: Filtration is the second prize entry from graduates of Columbia University for the Busan Opera House International Ideas Competition.

    An opera house at its simplest is a black box. It is a container, a vessel in which to deliver and absorb a performance. At the same time, the opera house is a significant contributor to a city’s image, often considered a measure of a city’s cultural agenda. Our proposal highlights the intersection of these two facets—the idea of the opera house as both event and place—in the most literal sense, a large square elevated above the water that is punctured by the theaters and public amenities such as a café, ballroom, and gallery.

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  • BUSAN OPERA HOUSE / OPERASCOPE
    paris FRANCE

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    david TAJCHMAN: Located in the North Port area of Busan, second largest city in the Republic of Korea, the New Opera House aims to bring the new maritime culture island a landmark character both at the city scale and at the international level. Surrounded by the sea, the city buildings and the mountains, “operascope” is conceptualized as a musical instrument and an observation machine. Dedicated to music and the seaside, the proposal is a vertical concept reaching 80 meters high and offering 360 degrees views on its surrounds. Expression of the sea sound, this sound body materializes air and water streams with its envelope.

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  • The Pearl, Busan Opera, Korea
    vienna AUSTRIA

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    SPAN (matias del CAMPO & sandra MANNINGER): The Pearl,

    The architecture of this project oscillates between historic lineage and most advanced contemporary atmospheres. Advanced computational techniques collide with romantic desires to produce an elegant space for the performance of operas, historic as well as novel ones.

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  • Busan Opera House
    london UNITED KINGDOM

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    ORPROJECT:

    1. A FROZEN PIECE OF MUSIC: Anisotropia, the design for the new Busan Opera House, is based on Klavierstück I, a composition for piano by Orproject director Christoph Klemmt. It is based on a twelve tone row which is repeated and altered by the different voices, in order to create complex rhythmic patterns.

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