Spreading
Their Wings

As one of the largest buildings in Korea, the Kintex Expo Center hosts a variety of events each year, including the Seoul Motor Show, the Korea Electronics Show and the Seoul Food Exhibition.

The facility's design goes beyond the traditional expo paradigm, which focuses on main-event spaces at the expense of public areas between halls, to create a facility that is multi-purpose and usable year round. The architectural concept takes cues from a butterfly, with the sinuous forms invoking wings that open to the community. The project includes indoor/outdoor spaces, an event hall seating 6,000 people, 26 meeting rooms and a grand ballroom.

Awards

MIPIM Asia, Best Retail & Leisure Development, Gold Medal