The new Robot Science Museum (RSM) will build itself in Seoul

The Turkish practice Melike Altınışık Architects (MAA) presents the winning entry for an international competition for the Robot Science Museum in Seoul, South Korea. The competition, hosted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, called for the design of the world’s first Pioneering Robot Science Museum (RSM) to support public education in robotics and increase public knowledge and interest in robots. Head of Design Melike Altınışık explains the concept and the design process: “The new Museum of Robotic Science, which plays a catalytic role in promoting and promoting science, technology and innovation throughout society, will not only exhibit robots, but actually design, manufacture up construction and service robots will be responsible. In other words, RSM will start its “first exhibition” with “its own construction” by on-site robots. “

The new robot museum expects to open its first on-site exhibition at the beginning of 2020 and is expected to be fully completed with the official opening at the end of 2022.

all pictures by ediz akyalçın

The architects from melike altınışık (MAA) consider this representative role from design to construction to be just as important as meeting the highest functional requirements for the museum. With the universality of science and technology, prioritizing advanced architectural design solutions for such a pioneering museum with an emphasis on robots and innovation is of particular importance. From initial planning to the creation of form, from structural design to materiality, buildings designed this way must introduce a physical manifestation of robotics, science, technology and innovation.

Seoul Robot Science Museum

The proposal is characterized by its ability to generate its own universe for robots and their visitors, which manifests itself as a spherical and liquid volume. The team prefers this organic geometry over the rigid and orthogonal shape. The proposal creates a wide range of connections within the urban context and public space through its non-directional organization with the introduction of public space into the interior, the organization of pedestrian and vehicle traffic and the creation of interspaces. The functions on the ground floor of the museum also ensure continuity and engagement between public outdoor and indoor spaces.

Seoul Robot Science Museum

RSM provides a foundation for nurturing the scientific community by providing the opportunity to experience the latest robotic technologies such as AI, virtual and augmented reality, and hologram. An in-depth training course is offered to explore new robots. The proposal prioritizes the use of contemporary manufacturing technologies and robot construction methods and enables an intensive exchange of relationships between its robots in construction, robots on duty, robots in the exhibition and RSM visitors. This team of robots will assemble the curved metal facade of the museum, saving time and money. Under the direction of the BIM (Building Information Modeling) system, they shape, assemble, weld and polish the metal plates. Another team of robots will 3D print concrete for the surrounding landscape.

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Project info:

Project name: Robot Science Museum

Architect: melike altinisik architects

Location: Seoul, South Korea

leading designer: Melike Altınışık

Project team: Tan Akıncı, Özge Tunalı, Melih Altınışık

Architecture assistants: seyma özübek, hüseyin karameşe

Visualization: ediz akyalçın

Client: seoul metropolitan government

Construction site: 2500m2 area: 6500m2

expected completion: 2022

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