A 38,000 square meter cultural hub designed by Zaha Hadid has opened in the Dongdaenum district of the South Korean capital. Constructed with the use of BIM (Building Information Modelling) tools, the aluminum envelope is composed of 45,000 panels of different sizes and curvatures that repeat a pattern with small pixel-like perforations through which daylight enters. The El Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) includes exhibition and convention halls, seminar rooms, a museum, archives, and an education center. The design integrates the park and plaza as a single continuous landscape, blurring the boundary between the natural and the built. Voids in the park’s surface brings light into the partly underground cultural facilities.
analyzes in each issue a theme related to a city, a country, a tendency or an
architect, with articles by leading specialists complemented by commentary on works
and projects illustrated in detail. Published bilingually, with Spanish and English
texts placed side by side.
covers current topics, taking stock of recent trends in set sections: cover story,
works and projects, art and culture, books, technique and innovation. From 2013
on, monthly and bilingual, with Spanish and English texts printed side by side.
is the third member of the AV family: a bilingual publication essentially focussed
on design projects (with special attention on competitions and construction details),
heretofore only laterally dealt with in the other two magazines.