HANGIL BOOK HOUSE
LOCATION / SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
PHASE / COMPLETED 2004
SIZE / 13,500 SF

Invited by Junsung Kim of Metropolitan Architecture Research Unit, the planning Architect for Heyri Art Community, SHoP was commissioned in Fall 2001 to design an exhibition hall and book house for Hangil Publishing, a premiere publisher of art and philosophy books. Located at the base of one of the six hills defining the Art Park, the Hangil Book Hall was conceived as a built landscape. Echoing the Art Park’s interlaced landscape, the interior spaces of the Book House are linked to the surrounding hillside and wooded landscape by a wood planked pathway. These paths create a fluid passage of space and movement by merging a variety of programs into a seamless sequence and unfolding views of the surrounding landscape.