For the city of Sejong in South Korea a new Center for the Performing Arts is a vital part of the cities emergence and growth as a place of culture and depth. Asymptote’s proposal calls for an architecture rooted in the contemporary urban life of the city an embrace and celebration of contemporary culture as expressed through elegant and sophisticated design principals. The design of this center for performing arts also sets out to capture the spirit and flavors of local architectural traditions. The elegantly curved roofs of nearby pavilions and temples and the stoic solidity of traditional monumental buildings are transformed in this architecture into a contemporary language, expressing the continuity of culture and Sejong’s 21st century cultural aspirations.

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