Publishing House

Paju Book City, Korea
Offices for independent publisher

Paju Book City is a 125 hectare “Urban Wetland” developed for the publishing industry in South Korea. Our project extends and elaborates the given “bookshelf” typology with an L shaped volume that creates an entry court and an upper-level landscaped garden. The simple volume is articulated by the expression of the stairs and patterned façade. The double skinned curtain wall maximizes the potential for passive heating and cooling, while providing a distinctive identity.