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Nine Bridges Country Club / Shigeru Ban Architects

  • 01:00 - 3 April, 2014
Nine Bridges Country Club / Shigeru Ban Architects
Nine Bridges Country Club  / Shigeru Ban Architects, © Hiroyuki Hirai
© Hiroyuki Hirai

© Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Yeoju-gun, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    Shigeru Ban Collaborator: KACI International, Inc.
  • Client

    CJ Group
  • Area

    20977.0 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

© Hiroyuki Hirai
© Hiroyuki Hirai

From the architect. This is a new clubhouse for a premier golf course located two hours from Seoul by car. It is composed as three buildings: the main clubhouse for regular members, a VIP members area, and accommodations VIP members. Each building is composed of a different structural system and are presented in a modern sense of traditional construction methods in South Korea.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

The regular members’ clubhouse building is composed of a hexagonal wooden grid shell roof structure that encompasses the whole building. The VIP accommodations is a short span steel structure in a residential scale. The VIP members’ clubhouse building is reinforced concrete.

© Hiroyuki Hirai
© Hiroyuki Hirai

The atrium space of the main clubhouse is composed of timber columns and roof with an envelope of clear glass providing a transparent and open space. The laminated timber columns arranged in radially climb vertically and curve to become horizontal members at the roof plane forming a hexagonal grid. The lower podium is constructed as a wall of large local stone built like tradtional stone setting of South Korea, gradually slanting inwards towards the top.

© Hiroyuki Hirai
© Hiroyuki Hirai

The transparency and openness of the timber portion serves as the reception area, the members’ lounge and party room. The enclosure of the stone podium includes the more private Locker room area, bathrooms, a spa and building services, and parking is provided in the basement.


The open atrium’s transparent curtain wall utilizes stacking glass shutters that enables the atrium to open completely to the outside. The terrace at the upper level uses full-height sliding glass doors to connect the party room interior seamlessly with the outdoors.

© Hiroyuki Hirai
© Hiroyuki Hirai

The three story high timber structure is exposed as the interior finish material, and received fire department approvals by way of oversizing the timber members to act as the fireproofing material. The warmth and texture of the wood is felt in the interior throughout the building.

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Pakdee Peter · August 30, 2015

how height it is

Mo · April 10, 2014

israel flag

Tsukiyo · June 16, 2014 07:49 AM

Thats a typical three way grid structure and the pattern was inspired by Conical Asian hat. Although in one of his lecture, when he did the Centre Pompidou-Metz in France, he said the pattern refers to the hexagonal shape of Paris and he did also admitted that if he were to sell the concept to Israeli client, he would say its the star of David. He has to be one of the most honest architect around.

o seungtae · April 04, 2014

very nice, great building !!

Piyawee Tarasombat · April 04, 2014

Breathtaking. Ban is the most deserved Pritzker laureate in the past decade.

hafiz · November 27, 2014 04:13 PM

yes, agreed with you.


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