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Ewha Women’s University Campus Complex

Dominique Perrault

Asia | Seul

South Seoul, the Korean capital, with its 17 million inhabitants is set among hills and valleys, crossed by rivers, canals and roads linking neighbouring hills. The new Ewha Women’s University, inaugurated on 29th April 2008, is located in the south of the city. Founded in 1886, it is one Seoul’s 40 higher education establishments and the only one exclusively for women. It has 22,000 students and is considered one of the best in the world. Designed by French architect Dominique Perrault, who was adjudicated the competition on invitation in February 2004, the new project was completed in less than three years by construction contractors Samsung Corporation.
The best way to appreciate the architecture is from the air. More landscape than architecture, the new construction fits into the existing university campus, a landscaped area where university buildings, outdoor events and sports...

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