The imprint of the receding tidewater became the inspiration for the design of a visitor’s centre for the wetlands in Suncheon, South Korea. Designed by G.Lab*, the ‘Suncheon International Wetlands Center’ includes meandering pathways which encourage and direct visitors to experience the wetlands and outdoor exhibitions. The building offers the visitors the charming views to the mountains beyond and to the river.
The visitor’s center incorporated features like timber bars on the façade that maximize sunlight in winters and minimize it in summers; green roofs making visitors feel close to nature and wooden slates to capture light. Building functions are separated into distinctly different envelops to allow for greater climactic control and lessen the overall energy usage.