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Daegu, Corea del Sud: Arc Multimedia Theater by Asymptote
Arc Multimedia Theater by Asymptote Architecture

The architecture of the River Culture Pavilion (ARC) is an powerful formal statement that combines nature, technology and space. the bold curved form of the Arc is perched on a peninsula that juts into the river and surrounded by an awe inspiring natural environment.

Arc Multimedia Theater by Asymptote Architecture

The building is a strong focal point set against a stunning panoramic landscape. the architecture is comprised of a vessel shaped form that is clad in silver fritted Etfe pillows that through a play of transparency and geometry creates an ephemeral effect.

Arc Multimedia Theater by Asymptote Architecture

This atmospheric quality of the building enclosure is heightened by light reflections from shallow pool of water that surrounds the base. While the visible portion of the building sits atop an artificially formed landscape, the exhibition gallery concealed below is the space through which the visitors enter.

Arc Multimedia Theater by Asymptote Architecture

While the exterior of the Etfe clad structure captures the quality of the changing light with the open sky and river landscape as backdrop, the darkened and hermetic interior of the main structure houses an immersive multimedia environment illuminated only by projections of the abstracted and re-conceptualized qualities of the surrounding site.

Arc Multimedia Theater by Asymptote Architecture

The architecture enables the visitor's experience to be an alternating play between a 'real' experience of the water, sky and landscape that surrounds the building, and a virtual experience as presented through multimedia.

Arc Multimedia Theater by Asymptote Architecture

This experience culminates on the roof where a large reflecting pond reflects the sky and an observation terrace enables the visitor to overlook the site and its natural surroundings from yet another perspective.

Arc Multimedia Theater by Asymptote Architecture
Arc Multimedia Theater by Asymptote Architecture
Arc Multimedia Theater by Asymptote Architecture
Arc Multimedia Theater by Asymptote Architecture
Arc Multimedia Theater by Asymptote Architecture
Arc Multimedia Theater by Asymptote Architecture

Location: Daegu, South Korea Architect: Asymptote Architecture Design Principlas: Hani Rashid, Lise Anne Couture Project Directors: Josh Dannenberg, John Guida Project Team: Brian Deluna, Duho Choi, Allison Austin, Rebecca Caillouet, Gabriel Huerta, John Hsu, Susan Kim, Ryan Macyauski, Yun Shi, Penghan Wu, Hong Min Kim Local Architect: Ega Seoul Structural Engineer: Knippers Helbrig Stuttgard Size: 3,200 m2 Year: 2012 Client: Kwater Korea

6.8/10 (861)