D.LIM architects digs subterranean forum for CJ nine bridges in korea D.LIM architects digs subterranean forum for CJ nine bridges in korea
mar 14, 2014

D.LIM architects digs subterranean forum for CJ nine bridges in korea

D•LIM architects digs subterranean forum for CJ nine bridges in korea
all images courtesy of D•LIM architects




south korean studio D•LIM architects has completed a multipurpose facility for CJ, one of the countries largest companies. located at the center’s golf club on jeju island, the subterranean project avoids disrupting views of the surrounding forest and natural landscape. more than half of the volume is dug beneath the ground level, with a large hole subtracted from the roof to filter light through to the spaces below. the circular void is in the shape of the CJ’s official logo, which represents notions of joy – the meeting rooms and workspaces are positioned around this core element to absorb natural daylight and uplifting energy from the sky above.


the project is located on jeju island, in korea, an area known for its natural landscape



the underground spaces consist of meeting rooms and a multipurpose hall, which can be used as a sports facility to accommodate tennis and basketball matches. the sloping roof garden is accessible from the ground, merging seamlessly with the parking to enable one to walk directly on top of it. the shape of the structure also functions as an amphitheater, as more than 300 people can sit on the integrated stone chairs and grass surface for outdoor performances.

most of the volume is inserted underground, so it doesn’t interrupt the surrounding forest views


the sloping roof garden is accessible by walking directly onto it from the ground floor


the cantilevered terrace is covered by timber louvers


view along the terrace


the building is surrounded by a natural forest


a large hole is subtracted from the roof to filter light through to the spaces below


view of the underground meeting room and multipurpose hall


a multipurpose room can accommodate 500 people


plan first floor


longitudinal section



project info:


project name: CJ nine bridges ‘the forum’
architect: yeonghwna lim+sunhyun kim (d·lim architects)
design team: ji-sun park, jung-ho choi, jeong-tae kim, byung-cheol seo, jae-sik jung
location: gwangpyung-ri san 14-1, anduck-myun, seogwipo-si, jeju-do, korea
programme: conference hall
site area: 6,678m2
building area: 994.72㎡
gross floor area: 3,536.92㎡
building scope: b2/1f
parking: 15
height: 8m
building to land ration: 14.95%
floor area ration: 12.18%
structure: RC
exterior finishing: volcanic stone, artificial stone, stucco, t20 wood panel
interior finishing: volcanic stone, t20 wood panel, painting on plasterboard
structural engineering: seoul structural engineering
construction: CJ E&C
mechanical engineering: hitec
electrical engineering: hitec
civil engineering: saegil E&C
design period: apr.2012 – oct.2012
construction period: dec.2012 – jun. 2013
client: CJ nine bridges
photograph: joonhwan yoon



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