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Project Name
Asian Culture Complex
Gwangju KOREA
Ongoing

Client
Ministry of Culture and Tourism Republic of Korea

Architect
Kyu Sung Woo Architects

Associate Architect
Samoo/Heerim

Structural Engineer
Guy Nordenson and Associates

Associate Structural Engineer
Kyungjai Structural Engineers

The Asian Culture Complex is a 150,000m2 complex of mixed use buildings for the exhibition, performance, and production of arts for the 21st century. The project consists of full site excavation to 20m below the adjacent street level which is to be filled with buildings to street level at the perimeter with public accessible park on the roof at street level. A depressed plaza provides direct access to the building levels below the park.

The structure consists primarily of custom pre-cast concrete girders and corrugated plank that is repetively applied over approximately 60% of the project area to take advantage of economies of scale and allow for high quality appearance for exposed structure in configurable open loft space.

Long span exhibition and performance spaces are structured using exposed steel framing.
Rendering by Kyu Sung Woo Architects