Galleria West Fashion Mall, Seoul, South Korea

Bizley, Graham
May 2005
Building Design;5/27/2005, Issue 1675, p18
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the innovative architectural design of Galleria West Fashion Mall in Seoul, South Korea. The Galleria was a dull shopping center in Seoul with blind concrete walls. Architectural company UN Studio and Arup Lighting have transformed it into a glowing light box with messages and patterns of color moving around. The facades are walls of 850mm-diameter acid-etched glass discs held in a steel framework off the original concrete facade. The discs are suspended in threes on a steel strut that is itself suspended off a lattice of diagonal box-section members. The lattice is held off the existing concrete walls on brackets connected to section posts.


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