Gyeongju Arts Center by Samoo Architects & Engineers

By : Dennis Franklin | 21 Jun 2015 11:52 pm | Other, Urban

With the aim of providing a new symbol for the ancient city of Gyeongju, which used to be the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Shilla, in the region of Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea, the practice of Samoo Architects & Engineers used a traditional style with a smooth roofline and tried to add a futuristic interpretation through the materials used.

White porcelain tiles cover the exhibition mass to increase the light and also offer a contrast to the glass wall that surrounds it. The hair cracks that can be found on its surface are meant to hint at the Korean ceramics that were found during the previous dynasties.

The higher parts of the building host the areas for education, experience and welfare, while the lower part has an exhibition or performance space with the latest equipment. The ample height of the interiors along with the skylight provide a lot of natural light and the top observatory also allows the viewers to enjoy a panoramic view of the city.



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