Architects | Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art
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An innovative modern museum was built in Seoul.

  • Mario Botta image
    • Mario Botta
    • Someone in the city will be mesmerized by Leeum’s mysterious charm and will come in.
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  • Jean Nouvel image
    • Jean Nouvel
    • Please listen to the story of spaces which are as diverse as the branches and roots of trees.
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  • Rem Koolhaas image
    • Rem Koolhaas
    • Colorful meetings and encounters, which led to challenging inspirations, have created Leeum.
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The Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art is designed by three internationally acclaimed architects: Jean Nouvel, Rem Koolhaas, and Mario Botta. These three great architects of our generation, with three distinctive characters, were brought together to build one museum – a rare historical incident.

Museum 1 was designed by the Swiss architect Mario Botta and Museum 2, which stands alongside Museum 1, was designed by the French architect Jean Nouvel. These museum buildings, along with Samsung Child Education & Culture Center, compose a public cultural complex.

The three architects gained fame from their fresh visions of city culture and their unique designs. The buildings of The Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, having been built over a period of 8 years (1996-2004), are a harmonious cultural complex of strongly characteristic buildings internationally recognized in modern architecture.