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Meyong-Dong Cathedral

Meyong-Dong Cathedral

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People

  • Foreign Office Architects (creator)
  • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

Title

Meyong-Dong Cathedral

Dates of creation

1995

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 264 printouts
  • 212 slides : col. ; 35mm
  • 81 digital files
  • 13 drawings
  • 13 books
  • 7 chromogenic colour prints

Scope and Content

File documents an unsuccessful competition entry by the Foreign Office Architects for the Meyong-Dong Cathedral competition, Seoul, South Korea. The competition called for the design of 35,000 m2 that included two elements: an urban public space surrounding the Meyong-Dong cathedral area in the heart of Seoul’s financial and commercial district, and a large religious convention and cultural centre. The Foreign Office Architects made it to the second phase of the competition, and ultimately were awarded 2nd prize.

The file contains competition documentation, computer generated drawings, plans, presentation material, and over 200 photographic slides. File also contains digital material that is currently being processed and is temporarily unavailable for consultation. Material in this file was produced between 1995 and 1996.

Reference Number

AP171.S1.1995.D1

Credit line

Foreign Office Architects fonds
Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

Language of material

Documents are in English, with some Korean.

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    • Reference Number: ARCH269301
    • Title: Printouts of site plans and elevations of the existing site
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1995
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (architectural firm)
    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This group consists of various printouts of site plans and elevations of the existing site by the Foreign Office Architects for the Meyong-Dong Cathedral competiton, Seoul, South Korea.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Technique and media:

    13 printouts

    Dimensions:

    sheets (smallest): 64.3 × 84 cm (25 5/16 × 33 1/16 in.) sheets (largest): 99 × 85 cm (39 × 33 7/16 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - The material is rolled.

    Inscription:

    uninscribed

    Location:

    Seoul South Korea

    Credit line:

    Foreign Office Architects fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
    Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

    Folder Number:

    171-004-001R

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    • Reference Number: ARCH269307
    • Title: Site plans and elevations by the Foreign Office Architects for the Meyong-Dong Cathedral
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1995
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (architectural firm)
    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This group consists of site plans and elevations by the Foreign Office Architects for the Meyong-Dong Cathedral, Seoul, South Korea.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings

    Technique and media:

    4 reprographic copies; 1 reprographic copy with tape on it

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 98.5 × 84.5 cm (38 3/4 × 33 1/4 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - The reprographic copies are rolled.

    Location:

    Seoul South Korea

    Credit line:

    Foreign Office Architects fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
    Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

    Folder Number:

    171-004-004R

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    • Reference Number: ARCH269358
    • Title: Site plans, sections, elevations and axonometric drawings
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1995
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (architectural firm)
    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This group consists of site plans, sections, elevations and axonometric drawings by the Foreign Office Architects for the Meyong-Dong Cathedral, Seoul, South Korea.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawing (proposal)

    Technique and media:

    6 printouts

    Dimensions:

    sheets (smallest): 83.5 × 59.5 cm (32 7/8 × 23 7/16 in.) sheets (largest): 84.3 × 98.2 cm (33 3/16 × 38 11/16 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - The printouts are rolled.

    Location:

    Seoul South Korea

    Credit line:

    Foreign Office Architects fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
    Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

    Folder Number:

    171-004-002R

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    • Reference Number: ARCH270411
    • Title: A set of presentation material that includes a variety of text
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1995
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This group consists of a set of presentation material that includes a variety of text, plans and computer-generated drawings for the Meyong-Dong Cathedral competition, Seoul, South Korea.

    Quantity / Object type:

    22 printout(s)

    Technique and media:

    22 printouts

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 24 × 36 cm (9 7/16 × 14 3/16 in.)

    Location:

    Seoul South Korea

    Credit line:

    Foreign Office Architects fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
    Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

    Language of material:

    - The documents are in Korean, with some English.

    Folder Number:

    171-083-003

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    • Reference Number: ARCH270412
    • Title: Materials created and collected for the Meyong-Dong Cathedral competition
    • Dates of creation: 1995-1996
    • Form: drawings, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This group consists of materials created and collected by the Foreign Office Architects for the Meyong-Dong Cathedral competition, Seoul, South Korea. It includes:

    - 2 pages of handwritten notes titled "captions for slides" and 7 preliminary ink sketches on paper;

    - 7 photographic snapshots of the site surrounding the cathedral;

    - Original sketches and a computer-generated drawings;

    - 53 printouts used to develop presentation material, including plans, sections, elevations and renderings;

    - An original of the competition booklet;

    - Presentation material, including text, photographs of an architectural model, a site plan and several diagrams, October 1995, 9 pages;

    - Presentation material, including text in Korean, site plans and diagrams, 20 March 1996, 23 pages;

    - A folded tourist map of Seoul, South Korea, 1994.

    - 2 magazine pages removed from The Economist, 17 February 1996, featuring a car advertisement, an article about car sales in America and an article about Europe's defence industry.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Technique and media:

    58 printouts; 9 black and blue ink on paper; 7 chromogenic colour prints; 3 black ink and coloured pencil on paper; 2 volumes of printouts; 2 torn magazine pages; map

    Dimensions:

    folder: 24.5 × 37.5 × 0.02 cm

    Location:

    Seoul South Korea

    Credit line:

    Foreign Office Architects fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
    Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

    Language of material:

    - The documents are in Korean, with some English.

    Folder Number:

    171-083-004

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    • Reference Number: ARCH270414
    • Title: Preliminary presentation materials for the Meyong-Dong Cathedral competition
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1995
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This group consists of preliminary presentation materials by the Foreign Office Architects for the Meyong-Dong Cathedral competition, Seoul, South Korea. It includes:

    - An unbound version of a presentation booklet, including plans, sections, elevations and axonometric drawings, for the Meyong-Dong Cathedral Complex, Seoul, 30 March 1996, 37 sheets, 30 × 42.3 cm ;

    - A second unbound version of a presentation booklet, including plans, sections, elevations and axonometric drawings, for the Meyong-Dong Cathedral Complex, Seoul, 30 March 1996, 17 sheets, 30 × 42.3 cm;

    - 2 copies of a presentation booklet that includes site plans and elevations, 30 × 42.3 cm;

    - 69 loose computer-aided design drawings, 30 × 42.3 cm;

    - 2 photocopies of site maps.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 printout(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.01 l.m.

    Credit line:

    Foreign Office Architects fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
    Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

    Language of material:

    - The documents are in Korean and English.

    Folder Number:

    171-015-001

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    • Reference Number: ARCH270740
    • Title: Meyong-Dong Cathedral, Seoul, South Korea
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1995
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This group consists of a reduced set of presentation material by the Foreign Office Architects for the Meyong-Dong Cathedral, Seoul, South Korea. It includes 4 pages of text explaining design concepts and planning phases, and 6 computer-generated design renderings.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawing (proposal)

    Technique and media:

    10 printouts

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 42.2 × 30 cm (16 5/8 × 11 13/16 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - The printouts are rolled.

    Location:

    Seoul South Korea

    Credit line:

    Foreign Office Architects fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
    Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

    Folder Number:

    171-004-006R

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    • Reference Number: ARCH270741
    • Title: Meyong-Dong Cathedral, Seoul, South Korea
    • Dates of creation: 20 March 1996
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This group consists of presentation material, including site plans and sections, by the Foreign Office Architects for the second phase of the Meyong-Dong Cathedral, Seoul, South Korea. It also includes a page of presentation text titled, "Seoul Myeong-dong Cathedral Environment, Korea. Competition: Selected as one of five teams for the second phase. Second phase submission: 20 March 1996".

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawing (proposal)

    Technique and media:

    6 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 84.2 × 60 cm (33 1/8 × 23 5/8 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - The reprographic copies are rolled.

    Inscription:

    uninscribed

    Location:

    Seoul South Korea

    Credit line:

    Foreign Office Architects fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
    Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

    Folder Number:

    171-004-003R

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272605
    • Title: 212 slides related to the Myeong-Dong Cathedral project, Seoul, South Korea.
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1995
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    212 slide(s)

    Technique and media:

    212 slides : col. ; 35mm

    Dimensions:

    cases: 27.8 × 21.5 × 1 cm slides: 5.2 × 5.2 cm

    Physical Description:

    - The slides are in 10 hard-plastic cases.

    Credit line:

    Foreign Office Architects fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
    Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

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    • Reference Number: ARCH274942
    • Title: Drawings and presentation material
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1995
    • Form: born digital
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (creator)
    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    Partial contents of DVD ARCH269427. Includes drawings and images of presentation drawings and 3D renderings for the Meyong-Dong Cathedral. Original directory name: "007 Myeong-dong Cathedral". Prevalent file types: .dwg, .tif, .jpg, .doc

    Quantity / Object type:

    81 digital file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 81 digital files, 4 folders (94 MB)

    Credit line:

    Foreign Office Architects fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
    Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

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    • Reference Number: ARCH275972
    • Title: Presentation material
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1995
    • Form: born digital
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (creator)
    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    Partial contents of CD-R ARCH269582. This group contains images of plans and renderings for the Meyong-Dong Cathedral. Original directory name: "MYEONG_D". Prevalent file types: .tif

    Quantity / Object type:

    22 digital file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 22 digital files (48.1 MB)

    Credit line:

    Foreign Office Architects fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
    Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

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    • Reference Number: ARCH275992
    • Title: Exterior views of the plaza
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1995
    • Form: born digital
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (creator)
    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    Partial contents of CD-R ARCH269588. This group contains two images of drawings (exterior views of the plaza) for the Meyong-Dong Cathedral. Original directory name: "MYNDN". Prevalent file types: .jpg

    Quantity / Object type:

    2 digital file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 2 digital files (5.1 MB)

    Credit line:

    Foreign Office Architects fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
    Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

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    • Reference Number: ARCH270398
    • Title: Materials related to the Meyong-Dong Cathedral competition
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1995
    • Form: textual records, drawings

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (architectural firm)
    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This envelope contains materials related to the Meyong-Dong Cathedral competition, Seoul, South Korea:

    - 12 folded photocopies of land-use maps;

    - 8 sets of textual records in Korean, and 1 textual record in English providing the general provisions of the architectural competition;

    - 6 printouts of computer-generated drawings;

    - 1 folded photocopy of floor plans.



    Quantity / Object type:

    1 envelope(s)

    Technique and media:

    Dimensions:

    envelope: 44.5 × 32.2 × 3 cm

    Physical Description:

    - The envelope is inscribed, "Meyong-Dong", has a Greek postage stamp from 1996, and is postmarked.

    Inscription:

    inscribed

    Credit line:

    Foreign Office Architects fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
    Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

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    • Reference Number: ARCH270739
    • Title: Meyong-Dong Cathedral, Seoul, South Korea
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1995
    • Form: drawings

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    A design development collage by the Foreign Office Architects for the Meyong-Dong Cathedral, Seoul, South Korea. This abstract collage possibly represents site planning concepts and/or site elevation.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Technique and media:

    Black construction paper with reprographic copies glued to glossy paper

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 59.3 × 88.3 cm (23 3/8 × 34 3/4 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - The collage is rolled and is fragile.

    Location:

    Seoul South Korea

    Credit line:

    Foreign Office Architects fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
    Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

    Related units of description:

    • - This material was originally rolled with the material in record number ARCH269301. Two rolls were created for conservation purposes.

    Folder Number:

    171-004-005R

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    • Reference Number: ARCH275658
    • Title: An architectural model of the Meyong-Dong Cathedral masterplan
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1995
    • Form: models

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (architectural firm)
    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 model(s)

    Technique and media:

    Styrofoam painted white with plastic and glue

    Dimensions:

    model: 44 × 121 × 85,7 cm (17 5/16 × 47 5/8 × 33 3/4 in.)

    Credit line:

    Foreign Office Architects fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
    Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

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