The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 jointly present the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program (YAP), an annual series of competitions that gives emerging architects the opportunity to build projects. Three international museums participate in the program as an international network: National Museum of the 21st Century Arts (MAXXI) in Rome, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art in Instanbul, Constructo in Santiago; and it has expanded the network in 2014 to National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) in Seoul. MoMa, Hyundai Card, and MMCA announced partnership for the “Hyundai Card Culture Project 15_Young Architects Program” to discover promising architects, and to offer an outdoor space for the audience at the Museum Plaza. Already, a winner has been chosen from 26 submissions under the themes of “Rest Area”, “Shade”, and “Water”. The final winning team Moon Ji Bang is comprised of Choi Jang-Won, Park Cheon-Kang, Kwon Kyung-Min.
Moon Ji Bang’s winning proposal, Shinseon Play, is based on a traditional Korean fantasy and poetic concept. It has been planned to entertain the audience through new and different experiences. Shinseon refers to people who live and commune with nature; furthermore, Shinseon Play generally means living without worries or anxiety, but full of peach and joy. Grass-covered bottom, trees and grove-like middle, and the upper section consists of a balloon shaped into clouds will create new environment at the Museum Plaza.
Shinseosn Play will be installed in MMCA’s Museum Plaza from July 8 through October 5. The proposals by five teams of final candidates including Moon Ji Bang are also scheduled to be exhibited at MoMa, Constructo in Santiago, MAXXI, and Istanbul Modern.
Key word: MoMA PS1, YAP, MMCA, Moon Ji Bang