Hanwha Galleria in Gwanggyo

The newest Hanwha Galleria department store, designed by OMA, is located in the Gwanggyo, a developing urban district close to Seoul. Situated between the Suwon Gwanggyo Lake Park with natural hills, forest and trekking routes and colorless and anonymous buildings, the site is at an intersection between nature and city. The design of the new Galleria draws upon the locations rural scenery, with as visual anchor for the new downtown of Gwanggyo a sculpted stone protruding from the building.