coop himmelb(l)au: busan cinema center
coop himmelb(l)au: busan cinema center
may 23, 2013

coop himmelb(l)au: busan cinema center

‘busan cinema center’ by coop himmelb(l)au, busan, south koreaimage © duccio malagamba




‘once we build architecture like aircraft wings we will no longer need columns. the cantilevered part of the roof with its 85 meters is twice as long as one wing of the airbus 380.’ wolf. d prix


the ‘busan cinema center’ in south korea designed by coop himmelb(l)au has recently garnered an international property award award in leisure architecture for the structure that includes an impressive 85-meter cantilevered canopy and LED underside. the project was envisioned as a compilation of private and public program and their superimposition which creates a sequence of indoor and outdoor spaces. the complex is made up of the urban valley, the red carpet zone, the walk of fame, the memorialcourt and the busan international film festival (BIFF) canal park. the roof becomes one of the most important architectural expressions in the project, transcending its traditional role as an object of protection and rather as an extended designed element that adds another dimension to the design. the large public urban valley is at the convergence of the different concepts that make up the whole. with accommodation for up to 4,000 people, it shares a visual connection to the various surrounding functions clad in transparent glazing. from this point the roof structure’s concept reveals itself through its shear mass and vibrant display.


see designboom’s earlier coverage here for more details.



illuminated ceilingvideo © coop himmelb(l)au



coop himmelb(l)au: busan cinema centerlarge cantilevered vibrant roofimage © duccio malagamba



coop himmelb(l)au: busan cinema centerview form the streetimage © duccio malagamba



coop himmelb(l)au: busan cinema centerelevated walkway connecting different parts of the buildingimage © duccio malagamba



coop himmelb(l)au: busan cinema centerurban valley spaceimage © duccio malagamba



coop himmelb(l)au: busan cinema centerimage © duccio malagamba



coop himmelb(l)au: busan cinema centerentrance structureimage © duccio malagamba



coop himmelb(l)au: busan cinema centerimage © duccio malagamba



coop himmelb(l)au: busan cinema centerimage © duccio malagamba



coop himmelb(l)au: busan cinema centerimage © duccio malagamba



coop himmelb(l)au: busan cinema centeroutdoor theaterimage © duccio malagamba



coop himmelb(l)au: busan cinema centerimage © duccio malagamba



coop himmelb(l)au: busan cinema centerfront facadeimage © duccio malagamba



coop himmelb(l)au: busan cinema centerstructure is read as a compilation of different components sharing public and private spacesimage © duccio malagamba



coop himmelb(l)au: busan cinema centerimage © duccio malagamba



coop himmelb(l)au: busan cinema centerimage © duccio malagamba



coop himmelb(l)au: busan cinema centerindoor auditoriumimage © duccio malagamba



coop himmelb(l)au: busan cinema centerimage © duccio malagamba



initial sketchvideo © coop himmelb(l)au




coop himmelb(l)au: busan cinema center

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project info:



architects: coop himmelb(l)au wolf d. prix / w. dreibholz & partner zt gmbhdesign principal/ ceo: wolf d. prixproject partner: michael volkproject architect: günther weberdesign architects: martin oberascher, jörg hugoproject team: sergio gonzalez, rob henderson, guthu hallstein, matt kirkham, veronica janovska, dieter segerer, markus baumann, jasmin dieterle, anja sorger, jana kucerova, jan brosch, ivana jug3d design: renate weissenböck, jan-ruben fischermodel: paul hoszowski, ernst stockinger, vincenzo del monaco, johannes spiesberger, marcus ehrhardt, hyoung sub, marc wernercompetition team: victoria coaloa, rob henderson, paul hoszowski, jörg hugo, irakli itoni, alex jackson, matt kirkham, shannon loew, mona marbach, jens mehlan, tom wiscombe, burcu bicer, etienne chanpenios, monika heliosch, akvile rimantaite

local partner: heerim architects & planners, seoul / korea: jeong, young kyoon; eu, sung mo; lee, mog woon; kang, in soo; kim, seonii; shin, dong young; chang, hyo supstructural engineering: b+g ingenieure, bollinger und grohmann gmbh frankfurt / vienna, germany / austria: klaus bollinger, jan lüdders, daniel pfanner, astrid münzinger, jürgen asmussen; jeon and partner, seoul / korea: jeon, bong-soo, yoon, heum-hak, kim, dong-gwan, ms. nam, jung-hwa, lee, jang-hong, ms. han, hye-hwa, kim, seung-a, yi, joonmechanical, electrical engineering: arup, berlin, germany: bryan cody, till pasquai, tobias burkhart, akif berkyuereklighting design: har hollands, eindhoven, netherlandswind studies: wacker ingenieure, birkenfeld / germany: jürgen wacker, michael buselmeierfaçade consulting: face of building, oberpullendorf / austria: johannes stimakovits, harald weidingertheater consulting: artec, new york / usa: tateo nakajima, ed arenius, ted pyper

  • Just a tad exhibitionistic don’t you think?
    The ratio of resources (material and labor) for a relatively limited functional program seems troubling in an age when we realize that sustainability will become the most important idea of all in determining our survival as a species.

    Mike Jackson says:
  • screw survival, these are icons that make a city worth while. I don’t won’t to live in your boring town were mankind lives forever
    sustainability can suck it !!

    SPE says:

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