This project was one of ten finalists in an open international competition for a new museum dedicated to Korean Culture. Robert Siegel had been invited to lead a collaborative effort that included two large Korean architectural firms, Samwoo Architects and Engineers and Kunwon International Architects, Planners and Engineers. The museum?s organization is based upon its position as the terminating building of a proposed park of cultural institutions which extends to the historic center of Seoul. It utilizes the Korean tradition of placing important buildings as enclaves within natural settings to convey their cultural status. The building?s geometry is skewed to reflect the dominant topographic features of the site and to reinforce the lateral movement of space through the building and landscape. In this way and through the use of state-of-the-art structural, mechanical and organizational systems, the building simultaneously expresses the transcendent modernity of Korean culture.