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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,Design,Gallery | 1 Comment

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UN Studio [1]‘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 [2] to penetrate into the white-colored core of the building, reducing energy consumption and connecting the inside with the outside. The facade’s fenestration [3] creates a moire ripple effect in the day time, and at night it becomes a kinetic light show.

+ UN Studio [1]

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[1] UN Studio: http://www.unstudio.com/

[2] light: http://inhabitat.com/daylighting/

[3] fenestration: http://inhabitat.com/designs-for-new-broad-museum-reveal-porous-and-light-filled-gallery/

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