Unsangdong Architects’ attention-grabbing design for the Thematic Pavilion of Yeosu 2012 has recently won them an honorable mention. Dubbed the “Ocean Imagination,” the proposal combines architecture, imagination with variable possibilities of natural contents. Letting the visitors experience the ocean’s ecosystems and different exhibits associated to man-made nature, the pavilion includes an Ocean Gate that takes the culture of the sea shore and shifts it vertically.
A Sustainable Ocean void space is created by combining flowing water with the ecological environment. Another attraction is the various events like Water-Valley, Media-Valley, Play-Valley, Green-Valley etc. that will be shown in the exhibition places. The architects planned the main exhibition by taking inspiration from the Korean seasons. Entitled the “Organism of Scenery”, the display will highlight flower blooming in spring, dramatic waterfalls and thick forests in summer, tree leaves turning yellow during fall and finally a beautiful blanket of snow on the ground in winters.