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Sejong Center for Performing Arts by Asymptote Architecture

For the city of Sejong in South Korea a new Center for the Performing Arts is a vital part of the cities emergence and growth as a place of culture and depth.

Sejong Center for Performing Arts by Asymptote Architecture

Asymptote's proposal calls for an architecture rooted in the contemporary urban life of the city an embrace and celebration of contemporary culture as expressed through elegant and sophisticated design principals. the design of this center for performing arts also sets out to capture the spirit and flavors of local architectural traditions.

Sejong Center for Performing Arts by Asymptote Architecture

The elegantly curved roofs of nearby pavilions and temples and the stoic solidity of traditional monumental buildings are transformed in this architecture into a contemporary language, expressing the continuity of culture and Sejong's 21st century cultural aspirations.

Sejong Center for Performing Arts by Asymptote Architecture

The new Sejong Arts Center is designed to seamlessly connect to the city fabric where the two main entrances to the building are placed along an east-west axis that cuts diagonally across the site.

Sejong Center for Performing Arts by Asymptote Architecture

As this axis passes through the building's interior it connects the upper foyer of the Arts Center with the city center to the west and the riverside park and museum district to the east.

Sejong Center for Performing Arts by Asymptote Architecture

The treatment of the main urban façade as a large multi-story glass expanse creates a theatrical display and show window into the world of performance and theater. With its intricate patterns of louvers the façade performs environmentally as well as aesthetically providing a compelling and dramatic backdrop to the exterior public space that it overlooks.

Sejong Center for Performing Arts by Asymptote Architecture
Sejong Center for Performing Arts by Asymptote Architecture
Sejong Center for Performing Arts by Asymptote Architecture
Sejong Center for Performing Arts by Asymptote Architecture
Sejong Center for Performing Arts by Asymptote Architecture
Sejong Center for Performing Arts by Asymptote Architecture
Sejong Center for Performing Arts by Asymptote Architecture
Sejong Center for Performing Arts by Asymptote Architecture
Sejong Center for Performing Arts by Asymptote Architecture

Location: Sejong, South Korea Architect: Asymptote Architecture Design Partners: Hani Rashid, Lise Anne Couture Project Director: John Guida Project Team: Danny Abalos, Bika Rebek, Du Ho Choi, Hong Min Kim, Matthew Slattery, Valentina Soana, Mu Jung Kang Local Architect: Ega Seoul Structural Engineer: Knippers Helbig Stuttgart- New York Environmental Design: Transsolar Inc. New York Size: 15,000 sqm Year: 2013 Client: Multifunctional Administrative City Construction Agency (MACCA)

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