A fibreglass plastic spiral art installation called 'Scroll' has been constructed in Hangeng Art Park in Seoul, South Korea, by MOTOelastico, providing the public with a unique and interactive pace that encourages rest and activity.
Scroll is the main pavilion of the newly opened Hangang Art Park in Seoul, an open-air collection curated by Eun Byungsoo that includes 37 new public art pieces.
Designed by MOTOelastico and made of FRP (fibreglass reinforced plastic), the three-loop structure welcomes visitors with rest and performing areas and provides a key to navigate through the art park.
The scroll is the main building of the first phase of the art park development and is located in the proximity of the Ichon-Dong subway exit. The project was assigned through a closed competition, which required the pavilion to function as a resting and performing space, but also as a base camp for the exploration of the surrounding artworks.
The architects have recorded the Han River flow, from east to west, on a monumental scroll, a twisting platform that embodies the flowing energy of the water. The pavilion is a gigantic sculpture covering the entire urban path of the Han River (40.5 km) from east to west, divided into 202 units, each one representing 200 metres.
Bridges, parks, archaeological sites, iconic buildings, which are currently shaping the life along the water, together with the location of the new artworks, are drawn into icons and engraved into the blocks in contemporary cartouches.