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CLIENTKorean Culture Ministry

SERVICESBuilding Renovation, Interiors

LOCATIONBudapest, Hungary

SIZE8 000 m² / 86,110 sq ft

STATUSCompleted 2019

STUDIOS converted a Budapest university into a Korean Cultural Center spanning more than 8,000 square meters.

STUDIOS took a global approach to the project, which included structural renovation, exhibition scenography, signage, interior decoration, museography and even the design of the top-floor artist’s residence.

Lobby ©Tae-JunAhn
Lobby ©Tae-JunAhn
Lobby
Lobby
Lobby, reception desk
Lobby, reception desk
Traditional housing exhibition room
Traditional housing exhibition room
Temporary exhibition space
Temporary exhibition space
Temporary exhibition space
Temporary exhibition space

Permanent collections are displayed in galleries with harmonious wood, glass and stone elements and highlighted by the quality of the materials. Temporary exhibitions are held in spaces with a more raw, modern character.

Kitchen classroom
Kitchen classroom

The Korean Cultural Center in Budapest was designed to include classrooms and professional kitchens in which language, dance and culinary classes are held.

Kitchen classroom, close-up
Kitchen classroom, close-up

The design of two cultural centers in Europe, one in Paris and the other in Budapest, was an iconic initiative for the Korean government that required long-term involvement and a deep understanding of the country’s culture and traditions.

Classroom
Classroom
Korean language classroom
Korean language classroom
Kitchen classroom
Kitchen classroom
Classrooms floor
Classrooms floor

A 360° approach to designing coherent spaces that incarnate Korean culture

Signage
Signage

PHOTOGRAPHYTamás Réthey-Prikkel