Samoo Architects & Engineers have developed the Nationwide Library of Sejong City, Korea.
The branch library of the National Library of Korea and the initial of its regional library will be created in the Sejong City. The ‘E-BRARY’, a compound word of Emotion and Library, implies a library that accommodates digital in the analog type although reflecting the human touches. Grounded on 3 method ideas of the ‘emotional shape, emotional room and emotional experience’, the National Library of Sejong City aims to be not only a analysis-oriented library but also an open library to the inhabitants.
Off to the north of the land linked from the central workplace creating to the central park lies the main entrance and exit for the pedestrian entry. The central square and the pedestrian plaza in the west types an open area centered on pedestrians in connection with the cultural services in the surroundings. The water park in the east and the neighborhood park in the south are connected with a circulation variety green location.
In the outside room stands the book theme park and the sculpture park in consideration of the wedge variety green axis directed to the city from the central park. Its form sitting softly on the pine tree hills and a pond if the very first web page is getting turned exudes the sensitivity truly feel. Such design has stemmed from the picture that the information is being transferred to turn out to be the icon that signifies the dynamic city.
Architect: Samoo Architects & Engineers
Photography: Young Chae Park