The Jeongok Prehistory Museum in South Korea designed by X-TU Architects has been completed and will open its door to the public in the upcoming weeks. The futuristic design that resembles a space ship is located where the first Acheulian hand axe was discovered in East Asia. The museum was conceived to reflect the surrounding landscape by day while serve as a lantern at night.
The museum’s exterior cladding consists of highly polished steel sheets and glass while the interior uses a monochromatic palette of white and grey that highlights the exhibitions. The steel sheets have been perforated following computer-generated patterns to allow controlled natural light into the exhibition halls. The exhibitions focus on the evolution of mankind in the region and feature fossils, tools, and paintings.
To commemorate the 2013 Skyscraper Competition, eVolo published a collector’s edition of its highly acclaimed book “eVolo Skyscrapers”. The book is a two-volume, 1300-page set with the best 300 projects received during the last years. Only 150 copies are available worldwide.