30.07.2020Amorepacific headquarters book is published

A new book on the Amorepacific headquarters in Seoul, edited by Something Fantastic and David Chipperfield Architects Berlin, has been published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther und Franz König. The book compiles 860 documents that were generated during the planning and construction process of the building, which opened in 2018. The artefacts are complemented by two image series by photographer Laurian Ghinitoiu.

The full title of the book is: “A book about a large building (216,000 m2) recently built (between 2010 and 2018) in East Asia (Seoul) for a Korean beauty and cosmetics company (Amorepacific) as their headquarters (encompassing a museum, library, auditorium, kindergarden, restaurants, laboratories and offices for 7000 employees), designed by an international architectural firm (David Chipperfield Architects Berlin) following clear design principles (simple form and organisation, connecting with city and nature, real materials), situated between different urban fabrics (a new business district, a large park and a small-scale mixed-use neighbourhood) and built from various materials from the region and all over the world (concrete, aluminium, glass, granite, textile, wood).”

The volume is available from Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther und Franz König and in selected bookshops and online (ISBN 978-3-96098-845-8)