SON YANG WON MEMORIAL – Korean Monument for National Patriot. The architectural project was commissioned as a monument to the national patriot Son Yang Won
Korean Monument National Patriot. Who was made a saint of the protestant church, for a life of holy sacrifice and devout Christian faith during the Japanese Colonial Era. Son Yang Won Patriot. SON YANG WON MEMORIAL – Korean Monument for National Patriot. APARTMENT IN ZURICH
Korean Monument National Patriot
The project has been constructed as a ‘Symbolic space memorial’, in which the three guiding mentalities of Son Yang Won, ‘Resistance’, ‘Sacrifice’, and ‘Reconciliation’ are structured for view throughout the three exhibition spaces. The exposed concrete cylinder is a closed-off form divorced from the external space, and cleanly reveals the symbolism of the memorial. Chinese museum.
Son Yang Won is remembered as a martyr of love who embraced the burden of colonial oppression and war that marred Korea’s modern history. He converted to Christianity at the age of seven, and, beginning in 1926, ministered in Gyeongnam Province, Busan, Gwangju, Yeosu, and other regions. In 1939, he began his ministry at Aeyangwon, a center for leprosy patients. He was arrested in 1940 by the Japanese colonial government for opposing Shinto worship and was released at the time of Korea’s liberation in 1945. During the Yeo-sun Incident of 1948, Rev. Son’s two sons, Dong-sin and Dong-in, were shot and killed by communist soldiers. Rev. Son, seeking to practice the love of Christ, adopted the man who had killed his sons. On September 13, 1950, soon after the outbreak of the Korean War, Rev. Son was captured by the communists and killed two weeks later. DEPARTMENT STORE – OMA
Son Yang-won, a beautiful person.
He was an extremely devoted son to his parents.
He was a trustworthy husband and a companion of faith to his wife.
To his children, he was a proud father,
A tender and warm haven.
To leprosy patients, he was an apostle
Who brought salvation and inspiration,
And a firm and warm nest to children.
He was an example of unwavering faith to his colleagues.
Even to the people who confined him and shot him,
He was a saint of forgiveness and love.
Also, he was aflame.
He was a flame of love that created a heaven on earth,
A flame of hope that prayed for the future in an age of darkness,
And a white flame that completed his faith through martyrdom.
Korean Monument to the National Patriot Son Yang Won
Firm Location Seoul, Korea, Republic
Company Kyunghee university + Atelier KOMA
Lead Architect Eunseok Lee