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Stone-Like Galleria Punctuated by Dramatic Opal Windows In South Korea

Designed by OMA/Chris van Duijn, the Galleria shopping center in Gwanggyo located about 25 kilometers south of Seoul, features a mosaic facade of neutral-toned stones cut into exact triangles. A series of geometric, opal windows offer those passing through the dome-like hallways a look at the burgeoning city’s activities.

OMA said in a release that the building is inspired in part by the nearby Suwon Gwanggyo Lake Park, an urban green space that surrounds a small body of water. The structure which completed with a rooftop garden has designated space for consumers to shop and for cultural activities that are open to the public.

geometric, opal windows

Natural-Stone Mosaic Facade

design by OMA

Stone Mosaic Facade

geometric windows