Galleria Centercity is the second project Hanwha Galleria ( http://www.hanwhagalleria.co.kr/ ) asked UNStudio ( http://www.unstudio.com/ ) to design their department store. The first one was Galleria West in Apgujeong, Seoul, which shall be covered in next few weeks. Local architect for both Galleria department stores was Gansam Architects & Partners ( http://www.gansam.com/ ).
Facade of Galleria Centercity creates moire effect with two layers of lamellas. It’s unfortunate that I was here only during the day, but the night scenes were captured here : http://www.dezeen.com/2011/03/28/galleria-centercity-by-unstudio/. Interior was formed of curved platforms stacked on top of each other with a mild variation in radius and location. In a way it was a recreation of Adolf Loos’ idea of theater; seeing and being seen.
Six floors below ground, 10 floors above ground.
Site area : 11,235 sqm | Total floor area 11,530 sqm | Commercial area 50,000 sqmAddress : 227, Gongwon-ro, Sebuk-gu, Cheonan-si, Chungcheongnam-do
(충청남도 천안시 서북구 공원로 227 (불당동), 천안갤러리아 ) Tel : +82 041-559-9114 Hours : 10:30am-8pm on weekdays, open till 8:30pm on Fridays, and till 9pm on weekends. http://branch.galleria.co.kr/branch/guide/main.jsp?searchDptCd=B143&lm=1 – in Korean