Metis: Vessels: Yisabu Dokdo Memorial Park, International Competition, Samcheok, South Korea

Adrian Hawker (Designer), Mark Dorrian (Designer)

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Vessels is an architectural proposal that responds to an international architectural competition for a new Yisabu Dokdo Memorial Park for the city of Samcheok, South Korea. The project was one of five projects selected from an international field. It was awarded an Honourable Mention and selected for publication.

Yisabu Dokdo Memorial Park is imagined as a new landscape defined by the presence of three large timber volumes that are elevated slightly above the ground. These Vessels recall the hulls of ships such of those the Navy of Silla. Their upturned forms shade and shelter areas of this new landscape and beneath them cluster the programmatic halls - delicate glass vitrines illuminated by the low light that enters under the Vessel ‘s lower edge. The spaces between these halls form gateways that guide visitors into the park.

The project was designed and developed by Metis, the Atelier for Art, Architecture and Urbanism founded by Mark Dorrian and Adrian Hawker.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSouth Korea
PublisherA & C Publishing
EditionArchitecture & Design Competition No129
Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2017


  • Metis
  • Architecture
  • Competition
  • Samcheok
  • Yisabu
  • Dokdo


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