Geomdan Museum·Library Cultural Complex in Incheon by ArchiWorkshop and Studio Akkerhuis

Geomdan Museum·Library Cultural Complex

The Geomdan Museum·Library Cultural Complex is a future ‘green’ landmark, merging natural landscapes, urban design, and historical elements in Geomdan.

This eco-conscious, energy-efficient complex is central to the city’s vision as a cultural and design hub in the northwestern metropolitan area, fostering industry, academia, and research.

This facility extends beyond traditional museums, serving multiple roles:

  • As a regional logistical hub for 65 public libraries in Incheon Metropolitan City.
  • A local preservation, research, and exhibition center for Geomdan New Town’s cultural assets.
  • A symbolic landmark blending nature and culture for public engagement.

Integrating a library, museum, and educational center, the complex achieves structural, energy, and logistical efficiency while allowing distinct operational identities.

Its design as a ‘living bridge’ connects ecobridges with a green roof, enhancing the ecosystem and symbolically linking surrounding mountains.

Beneath this, an inviting cultural and educational hub echoes a historical hamlet, offering diverse functional spaces.

The ground level incorporates historical elements, seamlessly linking urban and natural landscapes. It hosts an open-air exhibition space under the Eco bridge, connecting park and city.

The complex weaves urban fabric, creating a dynamic public space that unites city and park. The museum and library unfold in accessible layers, with interconnected cores from basement to third floor.

The ground floor activates with community services, public facilities, and a vibrant main piazza for events and social gatherings.

The design fosters a museographic journey from the street to a tranquil lake promenade, making the library and museum inviting and participatory cultural spaces. Source by ArchiWorkshop and Studio Akkerhuis.