An artwork centre designed by Swiss architect Herzog & de Meuron has been completed in Seoul, is will open up to the general public in September.

The gallery, for ST global and the Songeun Art & Society Basis, pays homage to architectural motifs while retaining a link to its nearby society and atmosphere.

The concrete façade is textured with rotated wood boards – a reference to “SongEun”, which implies “hidden pine tree”.

The 8,000 sq m advancement has 11 flooring higher than floor and 5 beneath, with the upper flooring containing office environment room joined by a extensive window.

The gallery will keep two exhibitions this year. The first, curated by Herzog & de Meuron alone, will open on 28 September, and will be adopted by the 21st edition of the SongEun ArtAward on 10 December.

Herzog & de Meuron commented: “Our practical experience developing up to date artwork museums has increasingly concentrated on how we can provide art and men and women together. How can we make a house that functions for the art and the artist, for the collector and the general public? A lot of various requirements have to be factored in to make a full that operates for everyone. Only then can this sort of a area turn out to be a new attractor for city lifestyle in a town.”

Pictures courtesy of Jihyun Jung/Herzog & de Meuron