Stan Allen Architect

Paju Book City, Korea • Offices for an online publishing house • Design 2007, completed 2009

Paju Book City is a 125 hectare “Urban Wetland” developed for the publishing industry in South Korea. Our project extends and elaborates the given “bookshelf” typology with an L shaped volume that creates an entry court and an upper level landscaped garden. The simple volume is articulated by the expression of the stairs and patterned façade. The double skinned curtain wall and the roof garden maximize the potential for passive heating and cooling