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post updated 24 Feb 2020

Building Designs in South Korea

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of South Korean Building Designs.

We cover completed buildings and new building designs South Korea. The focus is on contemporary South Korea buildings but information on traditional buildings is also welcome.

We have 4 pages of South Korean Architecture selections.

Korean Architecture : news + key projects (this page)

Korean Building Developments : A-E

Korean Building Designs : F-O (this page)

Korean Buildings : P-Z

South Korea Architecture Designs

New South Korean Architectural Designs – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

5 Jul 2012
French Restaurant, Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
BANG by MIN emerging design group
French Restaurant in Gangnam-gu Seoul Korea
image : Choi, Jungwoo
French Restaurant in Seoul
‘La Ville de Pins’ is a French Restaurant Remodeling project in Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, which is the hottest district at metropolitan area in the city of Seoul, Korea. I thought that the conciseness might tell the message more strongly in the age when the extraordinary designs are rampant formatively and visually. Therefore, I designed this space only with white color and shapes of extremely moderated straight line on the whole.

30 May 2012
Harmony Tower, Yongsan Business District, Seoul
Studio Daniel Libeskind
Harmony Tower Seoul Building
image © Crystal
Harmony Tower Seoul
This Korean Skyscraper Building is part of the new Yongsan International Business district (YIBD) development in Seoul, is an iconic, 21st century sustainable office tower that is 46 floors. The design for the tower is inspired by YunDeung, traditional Korean paper lanterns. The concept is to create a tower as a faceted lantern, whose multiple planes reflect the sky and the earth and capture the light on its differing angles, creating a glowing gateway and beacon in the YIBD site.

13 Jun 2012
Kukje Gallery Seoul
Design: SO – IL
Kukje Gallery Building - South Korean Architecture
photograph : Iwan Baan
Kukje Gallery Seoul
After 3 years of design and construction, SO – IL, the architectural studio of Florian Idenburg and Jing Liu, complete a space for Kukje Gallery, in the historic neighborhood of Samcheong-ro in Seoul, South-Korea. The new building greatly expands the gallery’s programming possibilities with the addition of a 16 x 9 x 6m day lit gallery space, a 60 seat auditorium, offices and art storage spaces.

Major South Korean Building Projects, alphabetical:

Floating Observatory
Design: Kyungam Architects Associates
Floating Observatory Korea
picture from architect
Floating Observatory Korea

Floating Stage, Seoul
Kyungam Architects Associates
Floating Stage
image from architect
Floating Stage

Galleria Centercity, Cheonan
Design: UNStudio
Galleria Centercity Cheonan
photo : Kim Yong-kwan
Galleria Centercity Cheonan

Galleria Hall West, Seoul
Seoul building
photo : Seoul building, UNStudio 2007
Seoul building

Gapyong Space Invader
Design: NL Architects
Gapyong Space Invader
image from architects
Gapyong Building

Garak Market Redevelopment, Seoul
Design: Samoo Architects & Engineers
Garak Market Redevelopment Seoul
picture from architect
Garak Market Buildings

Gwanggyo City Centre Competition
Gwanggyo Competition
image from MVRDV
Gwanggyo Competition, near Seoul

Incheon Masterplan
Foster + Partners
Incheon Masterplan Korea
image : Foster + Partners
Korean Masterplan Competition

I’Park City, Suwon
I'Park City Suwon
image : UNStudio
I’Park City Suwon

I’Park City Model House, Suwon
I'Park City Model House
photo : Christian Richters
I’Park City Model House

Jeonbuk Region LH Corporation HQ
DA Group
Jeonbuk Region LH Corporation HQ Korea
picture from architect
Jeonbuk Region LH Corporation HQ

Jeongok Prehistory Museum
Jeongok Prehistory Museum - South Korean Architecture
photo from architect
Jeongok Prehistory Museum

La Maison Hermès Dosan Park, Seoul
La Maison Hermès Dosan Park Seoul
picture © Masao Nishikawa
La Maison Hermès Dosan Park Seoul

The LG Kangnam Building, Seoul
Design: Skidmore Owings Merrill LLP
LG Kangnam Building
photo : SOM
LG Kangnam Building Development

The Nam June Paik, Yongin, South Korea
Gottesman-Szmelcman Architecture
Nam June Paik Korea
picture from architects
Nam June Paik Museum, Gyeonggi

South Korean Building Designs – No Images

Korean Architecture, alphabetical:

Gallery Yeh, Seoul
Unsangdong Architects Cooperation – Yoon Gyoo & Hoon Shin Chang

Hangil Book House, Seoul

ShoP Architects

Hyundai Development Corporation HQ – Facade, Seoul
Daniel Libeskind Architect

Loop House, Heiry Art Valley
NL Architects

Lotte Super tower, Seoul, South Korea

Metro Hotel, Seoul

H & A Architects

Multi-fuctional administrative city, Yeongi

Architecture competition: 1st prize
Andrés Perea Ortega

More South Korean Architecture projects online soon

Location: South Korea, Eastern Asia

Incheon International Airport, Incheon
Design: Fentress Architects
Main airport terminal (left) and adjacent mass transportation hub:
Incheon International Airport
picture © Paul Dingman 2010

Great Hall Incheon International Airport:
Incheon International Airport
picture © Paul Dingman 2010

Main entrance curbside departures:
Incheon International Airport
picture © Paul Dingman 2010

Yongsan International Business District, Seoul
Daniel Libeskind
Seoul Masterplan competition : winner

Incheon Urban Design Competition : Incheon Metropolitan City, 2009
Incheon Metropolitan City
picture from organiser

Japanese Architecture

Chinese Architecture

South Korea Architecture Competition

Buildings / photos for the South Korean Building Designs page welcome