SEOUL PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

Time:2006.07

Location:Seoul,Korea

Key dimensions:53,000m2

Client:The Committee of the Seoul Performing Arts

Award:International design competition grand prize


The building contains a network of sightseeing terraces that are designed to encircle the performance art programs and provide 360° views of the city and river.An exterior double skin sandwiches the building’s vertical circulation which provides access to and from these terraces.The performance center’s functional space are stacked within the exterior system like individual blocks creating outdoor patios between each mass.The surrounding landscape not only prevents the highest floods,but provides recreational zones for public use.As the focal point of the island the SPAC building allows for both island recreations to be viewed while overlooking the whole of Seoul.Thus,the city and island activity become a performance stage as lively as the concert and opera hall performances inside.