Stan Allen Architect

Busan, Korea • International Design Competition • 2011

A massive transformation is underway in Busan, from working waterfront to Maritime Cultural District. The new Opera House will play a catalytic role in this transformation: a strong form around which new activity coalesces. Our project opens up the singular and often closed block of the conventional opera house by means of a grammar of simple repeated units. Out of regular elements a complex whole is created, greater than the sum of its parts.