busan cinema centre by coop himmelb(l)au
busan cinema centre by coop himmelb(l)au busan cinema centre by coop himmelb(l)au
oct 09, 2011

busan cinema centre by coop himmelb(l)au

‘busan cinema center’ by coop himmelb(l)au in busan, south korea image © nathan willock

the construction on the busan cinema center by austrian architecture firm coop himmelblau is nearing completion. the studio’s first project in korea, it features an 85 metre cantilevered roof which hovers over a public space that is based around a 4,000 seat outdoor cinema. inside the structure will house studios, offices and convention space for the busan film and a 1000 seat multifunctional theatre.

home to the busan international film festival (BIFF), the center provides a new intersection between public space, cultural programs, entertainment, technology and architecture, and will be a vibrant landmark within the urban landscape.

an LED saturated outdoor roof element acts as a virtual sky, connecting building objects and plaza zones into a continuous multifunctional public urban space. media, technology, entertainment and leisure are merged into an open architecture of changeable and tailored event experiences. the result is a responsive and changing space of flows acting as an urban catalyst for cultural exchange and transformation.

image © nathan willock

image © nathan willock

image © nathan willock

image © nathan willock

image © ISOCHROM.com, vienna

image © ISOCHROM.com, vienna

image © ISOCHROM.com, vienna

model image © markus pillhofer

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project info:

location: busan, south korea building type: urban plaza site area: 32, 100m2 area: 57, 981 m2 (gross floor area) schedule: 2005 – 2012

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