Studio Heech has revitalized the main building of Sanyang Brewery in South Korea, built in 1944, by rescuing it without changing its unique character reflecting Japanese colonial architecture style. The decaying brewery building abandoned over 30 years has been transformed into new cultural venue space for exhibition and flexible events and cafeteria. There were limited information and records of the 80 year old existing brewery building available. At the outset, design team had a careful investigation to obtain a clear understanding on the building remained, including structural analysis, historic context research, then assessed all information and knowledge gained and recorded in order to set a clear strategic plan to decide which parts of the building to be restored and intervened. Following and learning traditional construction technique were a crucial part of the project to the design team to find right restoration technique to retain its unique character.
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