Modern Architecture: KNN Media’s Magnificent Tower

Californian-based architects DRDS have been awarded first place in a competition to design a new broadcast and media center in Busan, South Korea.

KNN Media Center will be the new home of the Korea News Network and will contain broadcast studios, office space, retail outlets, and a Teddy Bear Museum. DRDS wanted to design a building that embodied the virtue and youthful energy depicted in KNN's vast experience of reporting.

The new broadcasting headquarters will serve as a distinct landmark that connects with surrounding public amenities and creates a dynamic backdrop to Centum City's seaport. The elegant tower and sweeping base seek to establish a unique urban experience that will impact the future development of Centum City. The project was designed in collaboration with Ilshin Architecture and Engineering and is due to open in 2012.

DRDS website

Eugene Kim

Eugene Kim is the Editor-in-Chief of My Modern Met. In May, 2008, he co-founded the website to create one big city that celebrates creative ideas. His mission is to promote a positive culture by spotlighting the best sides of humanity—from the lighthearted and fun to the thought-provoking and enlightening.
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