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Forest Of Light, The Asia Culture Center

Kyu Sung Woo Architects

Forest Of Light, The Asia Culture Center

The Forest of Light is the new Asia Culture Center, a central project in South Korea's national economic plan to create a new identity for the city of Gwangju. A hybrid space for research, culture, and education, the center seamlessly blends together exhibition spaces, libraries, performance halls, and a children's museum, as well as a football-sized lawn, a Zelkova-filled tree park, fragrant gardens, and colorful playgrounds on the outside. Designed by Kyu Sung Woo Architects, the Forest Of Light serves as not just as a pioneering cultural facility and a large public park, but as a memorial to the hundreds of victims of the Gwangju Uprising, one of South Korea's worst humanitarian disasters.

Creators: Vital Albuquerque, Joon Bahng, Sanki Choi, Lan Ying Ip, Irene Kang, Kyoung Eun Kwon, Stephen Lacker, Michael McKee, Oswald Nagler, Kyu Sung Woo, Waclaw Zaleski, Kyu Sung Woo Architects, Samoo Architects & Engineers, Heerim Architects & Planners, Guy Nordenson and Associates, Kyungjai Structural Engineers Co., Ltd., Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc., Seo-Ahn Total Landscape, Transsolar Klimaengieering, Ambrosino, DePinto & Schmieder, Samoo Mechanical Consultant, Samoo Tech, LAM Partners, Bitzro, Acentech, Fisher Dachs Associates, Inc, Front, Inc., S-TECH Consulting Group
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