A building with a glass roof. A building with a large glass front. A building with glass walls. A person walking in front of a large glass building. A group of people walking on a walkway between buildings. A person skating on a ramp. A large glass building with people walking around. A person looking at a display. People sitting on the stairs. People walking on a sidewalk. A city skyline with a river. A courtyard with people and buildings in the background. A white staircase with a white pillar. A person standing on a white pillar. A pillar in a room. A large white pillar with a blue design. A pillar in a building.
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Seoul, South Korea

Gensler implemented an innovative vision for COEX – Asia’s largest subterranean shopping and lifestyle complex – by reconfiguring visitor circulation, creating new gathering places, and opening its primary focal points to daylight and views. Internal circulation is rooted in the idea of an “urban river,” reflecting the flow of people and energy throughout the site. Centered on the concept of “The Unfolded Sky” – peeling back the streetscape to reveal the sky from below – the underground spaces are opened to sunlight and air, celebrating the connection to nature, and giving the mall a vibrant street-level presence that positions it as a center of civic life in Seoul.