- Architecture & development
The Imprint nightclub and indoor theme park in Seoul, South Korea is impressive and has a striking architecture. The complex consists of two buildings and was designed by the Dutch studio MVRDV. It is located in the middle of a new tourist centre 'Paradise City' in Incheon near Seoul. The two buildings 'Wonderbox' and 'Nightclub' share their architectural character with each other and with that of the surrounding buildings. The exterior fits in nicely with the playful character of the theme park and club inside.
The façades consist of fibreglass and are reinforced by concrete panels. These were then painted grey or white to highlight the relief in the facade. The architects further finished the façades with gold and it even seems as if the wall at the entrances is pulled up like a curtain to see what is going on inside. It makes you immediately enthusiastic!
One of the buildings of the complex even seems to be lifted up completely on one side. The inside looks equally futuristic and colourful. Corridors with mirrors, discofloors and coloured lights immediately bring you into the atmosphere of a club.
A fine example of playful and expressive architecture!
All images Courtesy of MVRDW 2018 - Winy Maas, Jacob Van Rijs and Nathalie De Vries - Images Paradise City © Ossip van Duivenbode