An innovative modern museum was built in Seoul.
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.