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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Busan Opera House in South korea by Lacoste+Stevenson Architects

September 15th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Lacoste+Stevenson

To maximise the amount of parkland and allow large outdoor events to take place on the new island created in the port of Busan, South Korea, the Opera House is a compact design.  The building is an interpretation of Korean stone art or Suseok.  It is an intriguing, shiny, scaleless object.  When not in use, this solid shape is entirely closed.  In the morning, it opens up like the entrance of a space ship, a large gangway lowers down creating a monumental stair for boarding.

Overall view day

Overall view night

The Concert Hall is placed above the Opera Theatre and creates an impressive height in the vertical foyer space.  On the harbour-side, a section of the foyer façade slides away, opening up to embrace views of the bay.  On the park side, the stage opens up for outdoor concerts for 20,000 or more people.


Opera Theatre

Outdoor Concert


Diagram Closed

Diagram Door Open

Diagram All Open

Diagram Screen

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One Response to “Busan Opera House in South korea by Lacoste+Stevenson Architects”

  1. Andy Kowl says:

    Incredible building, really glad you shared this. Amazing use of shape and light to this layman. Has this been built yet? These are renderings, correct? Hope to see it one day. Rather not have those seats under the tiers, though.

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