H Architecture, P. C. 

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SEJONG ART CENTER

Public & Cultural 

Sejong, Republic of Korea

2013

Sejong Art Center is the new cultural hub of Sejong city, featuring a 700 seat theater for classical concert, ballet and musical, a 300 seat black box theater, a cinema, and gallery spaces, and a 1,500 seat opera theater as an extension. The complex is vibrantly open to the community with indoor and outdoor cultural venues for multipurpose performance activities.

The project aims to embrace the polarity of the city and nature.It was initiated from a scrupulous speculation concerning the dichotomy between them since the site is located at the edge of the city. As a result, the contemporary complex sits oriented toward its natural setting. Spaces between the individual programs actively bring nature into the complex, making way for sunlight, wind, and foliage to infiltrate.

Aerial View

 

Aerial View

 

Entrance View

 

PAN Courtyard View 

 

Interior View

 

Small Theater

 

Large Theater