Duksu palace is one of the well preserved palace that shows the traces of Josun Dynasty. Before the modernization of Korea, it was the center site for politic and social matters. Situated right in the middle of a very busy and hectic district in Seoul, it creates a sharp contrast with the surrounding high-rise modern buildings.
The Anglican church and Historical district
This area has many historic buildings from the 19 century to contemporary times, and has been the center area during the modernization of Korea. Hence, respecting such historic context and considering the notion of preservation is very important. Also, the site can act as the entrance of this district.
High rise buildings and City Hall
With a big boulevard separating the east and west, there is an architectural contrast between these two areas. The east is full of modern contemporary high rise buildings, whereas the west is full with more historical buildings. The museum, which will be located in the middle of such contrasting districts, will act as the entrance.