SAMOO Architecture has won a competition to design New York’s Korea Centre in the US.

The eight-storey facility will offer spaces for exhibitions, performances, lectures and administration in the 3,065m² area.

The scheme features a multilayered glass façade, which creates a screen wall that illuminates three sculptural figures made of polished ceramic, rough terracotta and milled wood symbolically representing heaven, earth and humanity.

An open frame behind the glass façade offers a canvas for display panels, which will offer a changing visual from the outside.

The street level of the Korea Centre will offer exhibits related to current popular trends in Korean culture – a phenomenon known as the ‘Korean wave’.

The facility is expected to serve as a international gateway to Korean culture, travel and events.

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Construction is expected to begin at the end of 2010.

SAMOO Architecture PC is the New York studio of SAMOO Architects and Engineers of Seoul, Korea.