‘ewha woman’s university’ by dominique perrault

the new dominique perrault designed ewha woman’s university in seoul, korea open this past april. the building began with a design competition in 2004 and was inaugurated four years later. the institution’s campus center was created to house classrooms, libraries and a cafeteria for 20,000 students. in addition, the space holds administration offices and a commercial space, complete with a theatre, retail shops and sport facilities. the structure manages to fit all these programs in a small space by submerging much of it underground. light is let in through a large channel that sits between the building’s two halves, which also forms the centrepiece for the school.

seoul’s ewha woman’s university by dominique perrault architecture light is let in through a large channel that sits between the building’s two halves, which also forms the centrepiece for the school

seoul’s ewha woman’s university by dominique perrault architecture

seoul’s ewha woman’s university by dominique perrault architecture

seoul’s ewha woman’s university by dominique perrault architecture

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