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post updated 24 Feb 2020

Buildings in South Korea

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

We cover completed buildings, new building designs and competitions across 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

Korean Building Developments : A-E

Korean Building Designs : F-O

Korean Buildings : P-Z (this page)

South Korea Buildings

Architecture News – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

The Yellow Diamond, Seoul
Jun Mitsui & Associates + Unsangdong
The Yellow Diamond
photo : E-Jae-seong, Shinkenchiku
The Yellow Diamond Building
The Yellow Diamond building’s triangular site is located in one of the most dynamic, creative districts in Seoul. Surrounded by several universities, the area has an energy and sense that anything is possible. The architects felt that uninhibited artistic expression was appropriate for the site. They also wanted to celebrate and inspire the tenants that may occupy this building in the future.

Xi Gallery, Seoul
Ken Min Architects
Xi Gallery South Korea
picture © Kim Sung Jin
Xi Gallery South Korea
The “Xi Gallery Project” is a temporary facility for developers to sell apartments that they have developed. These facilities are commonly called ‘Model Houses’ or ‘Sample Houses’ and are made out of reusable steel structures and economical modular panels and normally destroyed after 3~5 years of use. Also, the facility has temporary building permits from the city which last about 3~5 years of occupation.

Major South Korean Building Projects, alphabetical:

Prada Transformer
OMA – Office for Metropolitan Architecture
Prada Transformer Seoul
picture from architect
Prada Transformer Korea

Seocho R & D Center, Seoul
RMJM Architects
LG Electronics Seoul
image from RMJM
LG Electronics Building Seoul

SK Chemicals Headquarters, South Korea
Heerim Architects & Planners
SK Chemicals Headquarters
photo from architects
SK Chemicals Headquarters Korea

Songdo Convensia, Incheon
Songdo Convention Center
photo : JaeSungE
Songdo Convensia

UNESCO Natural Heritage Center, Jeju
Kyungam Architects Associates
UNESCO World Natural Heritage Center
picture from architect
UNESCO World Natural Heritage Center

Universite Feminine d’Ewha, Seoul
Dominique Perrault
Seoul architecture
image from Dominique Perrault
South Korea building

Urban Trachea, Seoul Station area
Samoo Architects & De Stefano + Partners
Urban Trachea Korea
image from architect
Urban Trachea

The Yellow Diamond, Seoul
Jun Mitsui & Associates + Unsangdong
The Yellow Diamond
photo : E-Jae-seong, Shinkenchiku
The Yellow Diamond

Yongin Youth Retreat Center
Kyungam Architects Associates
Yongin Youth Retreat Center
image from architect
Yongin Youth Retreat Center

Yongsan Tower Building, Seoul
Yongsan Tower Building
image : Luxigon
Yongsan Tower Building – 17 May 2012
Another intriguing building located in the Yongsan International Business District, alongside a series of major new buildings designed by world-famous architects. The building forms a gateway to YIBD from Hangang-ro.

More South Korean Architecture projects online soon

South Korea Building Designs – No Images

Korean Architecture, alphabetical:

Paju Book City Masterplan, nr Seoul
Florian Beigel + Architecture Research Unit (London Metropolitan University)
Buildings by UN Studio + Foreign Office Architects
Business park for the publishing industry

Pan-gyo Housing Competition, Bundang-gu, Seongnam
Winner: Pekka Helin, Finland
Invited International Architecture Competition
Jury incl. Paul Hyett
Other architects submitted incl. Ben van Berkel, Christine Hawley, Winy Maas, Ken Yeang

Performing arts centre, Seoul

Architecture competition: 1st prize
Andrés Perea Ortega

Saemangeum – new city
Adviser to the Saemangeum city project:
Design: Foreign Office Architects director Alejandro Zaero-Polo

Samsung Building


Samsung Jong-Ro Building, Seoul
Design: Rafael Vinoly Architects

Sun Tower, Seoul
Morphosis Architecture

More Korean Architecture projects online soon

Location: South Korea, East Asia

Japanese Architecture

Chinese Architecture

South Korean Buildings Links

LG Kangnam Building

Asian Culture Complex Korea

Busan Cinema Center : Architecture competition winner

South Korea building

South Korea Archirecture Competition

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

Office Buildings

Buildings / photos for the South Korean Architecture page welcome