Gallery: Green Roofed JeJu Island Heritage Center Rises in Korea

 

South Korea‘s Jeju Island is known for its outstanding aesthetic beauty — it’s an area that bears testament to the compelling natural history of our planet. Listed as a UNESCO site, the island will soon be host to a new World Natural Heritage Center. The center is anticipated to become a meeting place set to educate and promote the importance of preserving the island and its heritage for future generations to come.

As one would rightly assume, building on a UNESCO site is a delicate issue. Designed by Kyungam Architects and Sun Architects & Engineers, the structure fits amicably within the existing landscape, following the natural undulations of the surrounding hills and volcanic mountains. The outer walls utilize Materuak Hyunmuam, a local material, and the building features a large open cut roof and glass windows that improve natural light and ventilation.

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  1. Sallie Holiday February 2, 2010 at 8:39 am

    OMG! take a look at that architecture! It’s awesome!!! It’s very close to nature.. man! that is soo cool! whoever made that structure is one heck of a genius! Congratulations and more power!

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