The architect for Nam June Paik Art Center was selected among 430 participants in an international competition endorsed by the International Union of Artists (UIA) in 2003. The prizewinning entry was a young German architect Kirsten Schemel’s. She was commissioned together with Marina Stankovic in KSMS Schemel Stankovic Architects (Berlin) to design the building of Nam June Paik Art Center. Characteristic of the museum is its screen facade consisting of several layers of reflective and partly printed glass. The building contains galleries, a video archive, multi-purpose spaces, etc. It has a total area of 5,600m2 of which three stories are above ground and two stories underground. It was opened to the public at the completion ceremony on April 30, 2008.
17th Korean Architecture Award / Grand Prize (September 22, 2008)
4th Korea Civil Engineering & Construction Award / Top First Prize (December 18, 2008)
2009 Gyeonggi-do Architecture Award / Silver Prize (November 27, 2009)
2009 Good Construction Award / Excellent Prize (December 9, 2009)
Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea
Date of completion
April 30, 2008
galleries, a video archive, multi-purpose spaces, etc.