Korean Cultural Center

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.