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Korea’s New Galleria Citycenter Boasts the World’s Largest Illuminated Facade
Posted By Andrew Michler On April 15, 2011 @ 8:20 am In Architecture,Daylighting,gallery | 1 Comment
UN Studio ‘s complex layered layout is wrapped in a day-lit, futuristic skin. Unlike most malls, this one takes a vertical approach, saving energy and land. Based on a propeller typology, the interior flows around a central pavilion with four wings allowing visitors to take multiple routes through the complex to discover the shops, entertainment and food venues. Just a quick train trip from the city center, the simple shape of the exterior betrays the variety of the spaces inside.
The double-layered glass and translucent skin on the exterior allows light  to penetrate into the white-colored core of the building, reducing energy consumption and connecting the inside with the outside. The facade’s fenestration  creates a moire ripple effect in the day time, and at night it becomes a kinetic light show.
+ UN Studio 
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URLs in this post:
 UN Studio: http://www.unstudio.com/
 Korea: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=korea
 lantern: http://inhabitat.com/mvrdvs-shenzhen-guosen-tower-is-a-giant-energy-efficient-chinese-lantern/
 light: http://inhabitat.com/daylighting/
 fenestration: http://inhabitat.com/designs-for-new-broad-museum-reveal-porous-and-light-filled-gallery/
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