Busan Cinema Center by Coop Himmelb(l)au, which serves, among other things, as the site of the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), represents a new combination of culture, entertainment, technology, and architecture with a public space.
Images © Coop Himmelb(l)au
The new Busan Cinema Center, house theaters, cinemas, a conference center, offices, production studios, and restaurants. An outdoor cinema with seating for 4,000 people.
Two large roofs are fitted with computer-controlled LEDs. The larger of the two roofs projects a column-free, 85-meter cantilever over the Memorial Court.
Designed as a steel-lattice shell sitting on spanned concrete slabs, it represents the only vertical supporting structure for the large projecting roof.
“Once we build architecture like aircraft wings we will no longer need columns. The cantilevered part of the roof with its 85 meters is twice as long as one wing of the Airbus 380.
Light installations on the roof, coordinated with a wide variety of events organized by the BIFF or the City of Busan, can be programmed by artists and light designers to present fully animated graphics.”
source Coop Himmelb(l)au