yazdani studio: jack nicklaus golf club of korea
yazdani studio: jack nicklaus golf club of korea yazdani studio: jack nicklaus golf club of korea
dec 31, 2012

yazdani studio: jack nicklaus golf club of korea

‘jack nicklaus golf club of korea’ by yazdani studio, songdo, south koreaall images © wan soon park



situated in an oasis bordered by the rapidly developing skyline of songdo, south korea, sits ‘jack nicklaus golf club of korea’ designed by american practice yazdani studio. the 50,000 square foot clubhouse offers tranquil views of the ocean and the nature preserve presenting itself as the centerpiece of the development.it derives its plan from asian architecture and feng shui leading visitors through a carefully choreographed series of visuals connections to the surrounding landscape.


the building has a 360 view of the exterior always connecting the guests to the outdoors. the delicate undulating roof creates a dynamic presence in the interior slowly allowing moments for the sun to pass through unfolding elements, breathing light into the space. the design strategically hides the large program and distributes the public zones across several discrete pavilions which are connected by a large plinth visually connecting it to the ground plane. the planning allows efficient services to be tucked away completely out of view.



extending roof canopyimage © wan soon park



openings between the structure allow for light to enter into the spaceimage © wan soon park



(left) wooden louvred slats(right) glass and stone facadeimage © wan soon park



image © wan soon park



horizontal elements mimic the natural landscapeimage © wan soon park



double height windows provide natural lights to the interiorimage © wan soon park



clubhouse facilityimage © wan soon park



river along the courseimage © wan soon park



image © wan soon park



indoor poolimage © wan soon park



open foyer spaceimage © wan soon park



lounge and restaurantimage © wan soon park



view of the courseimage © wan soon park



restaurant with undulating ceiling detailimage © wan soon park



private boardroomimage © wan soon park



locker roomimage © wan soon park



private facilitiesimage © wan soon park



site planimage © yazdani studio



exploded axonometric of the golf courseimage © yazdani studio



clubhouse exploded axonometric drawingimage © yazdani studio



section-elevationimage © yazdani studio



section-elevationimage © yazdani studio



plan / level 0image © yazdani studio



sketchesimage © yazdani studio



sketchesimage © yazdani studio



project info:


location: songdo, south koreaclient: the gale company, boston, massachuettsproject team: yazdani studio of cannon design, design architect; heerim architects and planners, executive architect; ARUP, engineering; EDSA, landscape architecturephotography: wan soon park

  • Beautiful… to bad it’s marred by a horribly done sod job…

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