The Presidential Archives of Sejong, designed by SAMOO, has been awarded a Bronze winner in the 36th annual International Design Excellence Awards® (IDEA®) conducted by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA). This year, global design experts appointed by IDSA judged more than 1,700 designs projects from 30-plus countries, in terms of design creativity and benefits for clients, users and societies. The Presidential Archives of Sejong has won a Bronze in the “Environments” category.
The Presidential Archives of Sejong has highlighted the symbolism of Korean Presidents’ legacy, lying in the timeless nature of the pure form. The podium along the lake provides an urban green space to the public signifying an important landmark for its local citizens. The first Presidential Archives of Korea has become a critical milestone in Korean political history through its significance of program and timeless form.
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