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  5. Asymptote Architecture
  6. 2013
  7. Sejong Center for Performing Arts / Asymptote Architecture

Sejong Center for Performing Arts / Asymptote Architecture

Sejong Center for Performing Arts / Asymptote Architecture
Sejong Center for Performing Arts / Asymptote Architecture, Night View (Front). Image © Asymptote Architecture
Night View (Front). Image © Asymptote Architecture

New York based Asymptote Architecture have unveiled designs for a new Centre of Performing Arts in Sejong, South Korea. Described as celebrating "the cities emergence and growth as a place of stature and culture," the arts centre is designed to "seamlessly connect to the city fabric." Containing two theaters, the program of the building has been designed to create a unified experience, allowing for a "powerful and 'episodic' interiority and experience."

Aerial View. Image © Asymptote Architecture
Aerial View. Image © Asymptote Architecture
Interior Lobby. Image © Asymptote Architecture
Interior Lobby. Image © Asymptote Architecture

According to the architects, "notions of contemporary urbanism" are "expressed through a distinctive and unique envelope." "By confronting different aspects of the site the architecture sets out to capture the cities vitality and history by alluding tectonically to the spirit and flavors of local Korean architectural traditions. The curved and mathematically precise roofs of nearby pavilions and temples are quoted here and set against the stoic solidity of traditional monumental buildings also part of the surroundings." 

Performance Space. Image © Asymptote Architecture
Performance Space. Image © Asymptote Architecture

The new Sejong Performing Art Center is "a centerpiece for the city, a gathering place of history, contemporary culture, performance and spectacle." Watch an ArchDaily interview with Rani Hashid from Asymptote Architecture for more.

  • Architects

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea
  • Design Partners

    Hani Rashid, Lise Anne Couture
  • Project Director

    John Guida
  • Design Team

    Danny Abalos, Bika Rebek, Du Ho Choi, Hong Min Kim
  • Project Team

    Matthew Slattery, Valentina Soana, Mu Jung Kang
  • Client

    Multifunctional Administrative City Construction Agency (MACCA)
  • Structural Engineer

    Knippers Helbig
  • Local Architect

    EGA Seoul
  • Environmental Design

    Transsolar Inc.
  • Area

    15000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
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Cite: James Taylor-Foster. "Sejong Center for Performing Arts / Asymptote Architecture" 13 Oct 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/437545/sejong-center-for-performing-arts-asymptote-architecture/> ISSN 0719-8884