WAHAG STUDIO project (Busan Opera house) mimicked in china by MAD Architects !!!
WAHAG STUDIO started the project (BOH) as a competition entry in south korea in late 2010, WS decided to share it in early 2011 and started publishing it on the official website and on other design news blogs and website like designboom and Archidaily and others big publishers, beside that some other small blogs internationally has start publishing it
MAD Architects started publishing their copied project (pingtan art museum) for media on July 2013, with same form, concept and even the same perspectives angles. as published on media “it will be china’s largest private collection and when opened will exhibit over 1,000 pieces of national treasures. in addition to functioning as an important cultural institution, its location on the small fisherman’s island of pingtan is expected to facilitate the communication of art between taiwan and china.” !!!!
Imitation might be a form of flattery, but when it comes to professional studios there’s nothing pleasant about the experience. If someone rips off your design and makes money from it, that’s a direct hit to your own bottom line.
you can notice that from the following images
(right) BOH by wahag studio proposal
(left) pingtan art museum by Mad Architects