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Busan Cinema Complex

Coop Himmelb(l)au's proposal for the Busan Cinema Centre and home of the Pusan International Film Festival suggests a new intersection between public space, cultural programs, technology and architecture to create identifiable landmarks within the urban landscape acting as icons of contemporary culture.

By: Coop Himmelb(l)au

Architecture-Page | Busan Cinema Complex by Coop Himmelb(l)au
The complex is envisioned as an urban plaza of four overlapping zones which are formed by highly recognizable building objects housing the project functions.

Project Details

  • Project Name: Busan Cinema Complex / Pusan International Film Festival, Busan, South Korea (2005 - 2010)
  • Planning: COOP HIMMELB(L)AU -- Wolf D. Prix, Helmut Swiczinsky + Wolfdieter Dreibholz
  • Principal In Charge/Senior Design Architect: Wolf D. Prix
  • Project Partner/Senior Design Architect: Michael Volk
  • Project Architect/Design Architect: Martin Oberascher
  • Project Team: Sergio Gonzales, Rob Henderson, Halstein Guthu, Matt Kirkham
  • Competition Team: Victoria Coaloa, Rob Henderson, Paul Hossowski, Joerg Hugo, Irakli Itoni Alex Jackson, Matt Kirkham, Shannon Loew, Mona Marbach, Jens Mehlan, Tom Wiscombe, Burcu Bicer, Etienne Chanpenios, Monika Heliosch, Akvile Rimantaite
  • Renderings: Armin Hess
  • Client: Municipality of Busan
  • User: Pusan International Film Festival
  • Coordinatior: BIACF-Busan International Architectural Culture Fstival Organizing Committee, Yeonjegu Jungangro, Korea
  • Structural Engineering: B+G Ingenieure, Bollinger und Grohmann GmbH, Frankfurt / Vienna
  • Environmental and Energy Concept: Brian Cody / Arup Germany
  • MEP Engineering: Arup Germany
  • Project data: July 2006
    • Site Area: 32,100 m2
    • Floor Area: 32,600 m2 (interior spaces)
    • Built-up Area: 8,774 m2
    • Cubage: 183,100 m2
    • Competition (1st Prize): 11/2005
    • Start of Planning: 01/2007 (estimated)
    • Start of Construction: 10/2007 (estimated)
    • Completion: 10/2010 (estimated)
    • Scheduled Opening: 10/2010
    • Building Costs: 71 Mio Euro (budget)
    • Costs per m2: 2,200 Euro (excl. exterior spaces)

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