Some Excavation Required

As long as Korea is divided this chamber will remain undisturbed. Lying in the most militarized and naturally preserved areas of the world it is sealed under a concrete cap two meters thick, below a shallow pond. Its origin and location remain a mystery.

Only when these two forces reconcile will this void be unearthed. This great hall will fill with light from above and water will flow into its baths -- coating its ancient stone with a slick organic film. Koreans will pilgrimage to the site, installing technologies of the time to make its waters warm and its space accessible.

 

Competition Entry for Arch Out Loud "Borders"

Partners /  Austin Griffis and Keshav Ramaswami