Soma Architecture’s Solar-Powered One Ocean Pavilion in South Korea
Tomorrow, One Ocean, the stunning solar-powered, naturally ventilated Thematic Pavilion designed by Vienna-based Soma Architecture will open in Yeosu, South Korea. The auditorium hails Yeosu’s redevelopment along its waterfront as this southwestern Korean city of 300,000 hosts EXPO 2012. Designed to keep visitors cool during humid summers, One Ocean is also a nod to biomimicry with its gill-like façade that overlooks the harbor. The soaring glass fiber gills are designed to function like lamellas, the papery ribs under a mushroom’s cap.