Цель конкурса – выбрать лучший проект для строительства Национального музея письменности мира в южнокорейском городе Инчхон. Музей должен стать не только крупным международным исследовательским центром, но одновременно и культурным общественным пространством для горожан и туристов. Проект-победитель будет реализован при участии авторов.
As a great cultural heritage that allows us to trace back the lives and history of humanity, writing acts as a means to preserve and pass down humanity's culture, and establish and maintain various ethnic cultural identities. Additionally, the history of social change alongside the principles of creating writing and development of a writing system provides us crucial reference to view humanity's culture overall.
The National Museum of World Writing will exhibit and study data and information on the characters of the world, and will become a international hub for writing research and policy exchange. This new museum will strive to understand the fundamentals of humanity's culture with writings related artifacts and various production media. It seeks to become an avenue of rich cultural activity for understanding and respective cultural diversity.
The site where the National Museum of World Writing is planned to be constructed is located within Central Park of Songdo International City, Incheon. Songdo is a city built on reclaimed land. Central Park is a park with a vast artificial lake where citizens frequently visit for relaxation. The museum will not only be a space for professional exhibition and research, but also a cultural space for the people. Aiming to become a landmark, the new museum plans on realizing diverse social, cultural, and educational values by developing and supplying creative cultural contents.