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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.