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Building Contest Win by Samoo in Korea

Emotional Library Chungchungnam-do, East Asia design by Samoo : Architecture Information

1 Dec 2009

E-BRARY [Emotion Library]

Winning proposal for the Design competition

Design: Samoo Architects & Engineers

E-BRARY is short for Emotional Library. The idea behind this concept was that if the 1st & 2nd generation libraries were in analog and digital format, the libraries of the future will be in digital format but with analog characteristics, thus becoming an emotional library. Strategically, this concept is further developed through the creation of emotional form, space and experiences throughout the building.

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The creation of E-BRARY will provide citizens and government personal of Multifunctional Administrative City(Sejong-Si) with rich contents and cultural experiences that will promote community space within the region. It will not only function as a central cultural facility but as a new urban landmark that can symbolize the Multifunctional Administrative City(Sejong-Si).

Through the unique image of the building, and through the unique location of the library, it will become a dynamic symbol and a new identity to the city of Sejong. The purpose of the construction of the E-BRARY is to create a central urban landmark of Multifunctional Administrative City.

E-BRARY – Building Information

Location: Chungchungnam-do, Korea
Total Floor Area: 22,790.41‡u
Stories: 4 Stories and 2 Basements
Structure: RC, SRC Competition Year 2009

Chungchungnam-do Building images / information from Samoo


Location: Chungchungnam-do, South Korea, East Asia

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Samoo Architects & Engineers was founded in 1976, entered the CM Business in 2003, had its 30th Anniversary of Foundation in 2006. Samoo is one of the biggest architecture firms in Korea, and critically acclaimed. The international practice’s headquarters are in Seoul, and branch offices in New York, Dubai and Shanghai.

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