Seosomun-bakk Historic Site | Honourable Mention

The Seosomun memorial site, despite its overwhelming historical importance, is today a derelict urban area. Traces of martyrdom are hardly visible, as they fail to engage visitors to the site unless they "stumble" - often almost incidentally - on the monument. Its use as urban park is very weak, despite being a rare resource of green space within Seoul's congested city center.
To evoke a memory requires, in our opinion, a strong engagement of the visitor at all levels. Statues, symbols, or objects alone cannot achieve this: it is necessary to create a particular setting, capable of inspiring in the visitor a specific mood.