Beautiful Jeju Island is already a tourist hotspot for nature lovers, and the South Korean volcanic province is also catching our eye with their recent series of stunning green-roofed buildings. South Korean studio D·LIM architects recently completed one of the island's new turf-topped structures. The Forum is a multipurpose hall submerged into the grounds of the upscale Nine Bridges golf course. The sloping structure is partially sunken to avoid disrupting views of the surrounding landscape.
The Forum was built for the CJ Group, a major conglomerate in South Korea. D·LIM architects symbolically alluded to the company by carving out a large rounded hole in the shape of CJ’s logo. The natural light that filters down into the building illuminates the adjacent meeting rooms and workspaces on the first floor. A terrace with timber louvers wraps around the upper level and offers views of the surrounding forest.
A multipurpose sports hall and additional meeting rooms are located underground. To minimize the appearance of the building on the landscape, the sloping green roof seamlessly merges into the same grade as the parking lot, which is marked by striated strips of turf. Integrated stone seating also transforms the green roof into an outdoor amphitheater that can accommodate over 300 people.
Images via D·LIM architects