Exhibition Building in Busan
Designed and realized in just ten months, this building’s irregularly shaped massing cantilevers over the solid plinth. The facade’s vertical foil cushions make the large volume appear lightweight. Its translucent ETFE membrane is illuminated from within at night. A real estate showroom (for up to 7 show flats) is paired up with cultural amenities. The interior is clearly organized: parking and services occupy the plinth zone, and complexly interlocked non-profit and cultural offerings the next two levels. Event spaces are inserted as volumes in the interior landscape, through which a variety of stairs and paths lead. The neutral exhibition space on the third storey is in marked contrast to the dynamic sequence of spaces below it.