The project is a new home for the Korean Cultural Service, located on East 32nd Street in Midtown Manhattan. The eight-story, 33,000 square foot facility will house administration offices, exhibit space, gardens, artists studios, a library, a cafe and a 200-seat theater for events, lectures and performances.
A multi-layered glass facade creates a screen wall that illuminates three sculptural figures within--composed of polished cermaic, rough terracotta, and milled wood--representing Heaven, Earth and Humanity. The iconic figures embrace the building’s three distinct zones: soaring public spaces, semi-public lecture rooms, and private adminstrative offices and artist studio.
|Location||New York, New York, USA|
|Client||Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism of the Republic of Korea|
|Type||Museums + Cultural Institutions|
|size||33,000 ft2 / 3,100 m2|
|L'Observatoire Intl Team|
|Project Leader||Carlina Geraci|
|Project Team||Jessica Tchah Joy Younan Billy Wong|