Shinseoul, Myeongdong - Hoehyeon, Seoul, South Korea
Cheungvogl is an architecture practice founded by Chui Lai Judy Cheung and Christoph Hoelscher Vogl in Hong Kong in 2008. Recent projects include the winning design for the international competition of the Yeoui-Naru Ferry Terminal and master plan in Seoul (The Jury included Ryue Nishizawa of SANAA and Alejandro Zaera-Polo of AZPML.); the creation of an open exhibition and multi-space gallery around a robotic system within the restoration of the 110 year old iconic department store, Au Pont Rouge, an UNSECO heritage in Saint Petersburg, Russia (2016; Frame Awards 2018, Jury Prize, Best Multi-Brand Store of the Year) and the indoor sculpture garden and gallery Taghaus in Düsseldorf, Germany (2015).
Cheungvogl was part of the Picturing Home-for-All Exhibition, compiled by Toyo Ito, Riken Yamamoto, Hiroshi Naito, Kengo Kuma and Kazuyo Sejima at the Toyo Ito Museum of Architecture, Imabari, Japan in 2011.
In 2017 Cheungvogl was named one of 20 designers and brands that define our tomorrow alongside OMA (Office for Metropolitan Architecture, led by Rem Koolhaas), Snøhetta and Olafur Eliasson by Frame Magazine.
Cheungvogl's works consistently explore connections between art, science and philosophies. Their simultaneous analysis of sensual and rational thinking is pertinent in creating values and qualities to architecture. While their thinking is focused and directed on achieving highly rational, productive and efficient results, their work speaks of a specific kind of subtle sensitivity that touches and connects people emotionally. Their engagement with ‘time’ as an integral part of the design palette forms new interpretations and experiences within the context of space. Quality of time is measured by contentment. The choreography between time, architecture, art and culture is their passion and commitment, with humanistic values being the core belief and driving force of Cheungvogl’s philosophy. Through the making of architecture, their works amalgamate science into art; art into architecture; architecture into the poetics of space, manifesting the idea of Poetic Pragmatism.