IFC Seoul Mall, Korean Retail Building: Seoul Shopping

Seoul Shopping Mall, Retail Building Korea, Korean Shops Design, Yeouido Stores

IFC Seoul Mall : South Korean Retail Building

Seoul Shopping Mall, Yeouido – design by Benoy

13 Oct 2012

IFC Seoul Mall

Yeouido, South Korea

Design: Benoy

Benoy’s First Landmark in Korea Opens

Benoy, international award winning architects, masterplanners, interiors and graphic designers, are delighted to announce the opening of their first development in Korea with the introduction of the dynamic IFC Seoul Mall. This new retail mall is part of the landmark IFC Seoul mixed use development, located in the prime business district of Yeouido.

IFC Seoul Mall IFC Seoul Mall Building
images from architects

The retail interior was directly inspired by the exterior design concept of crystals. The towers of the IFC development, crafted to appear as crystal rock formations jutting out of the earth. As the entire retail podium is located below ground, the interiors have been conceived to reflect the subterranean level at the point where the crystals are found emerging out from the natural rock. This striking design concept was achieved through the use of heavily structured angular designs and carefully selected materials that bring the unique design intention to life.

Natural daylight has been incorporated throughout the basement interior with real effect, skylights and light boxes have been installed to ensure natural daylight can be enjoyed throughout the subterranean retail mall, making a key feature for this space. In keeping with the interior scheme the skylights have been designed as jagged crystal shapes punched into the ceiling void, additionally, to add interest and irregularity to the design, angular light boxes hang down from the ceiling resembling illuminated crystals.

A unique ‘shard’ motif has been specifically designed for the IFC Seoul, used throughout the retail mall on wayfinding, ceilings and flooring to echo the crystal scheme, creating a holistic feeling to the entire development.

Seoul Shopping Mall – Building Information

Project location: Yeouido, Seoul, South Korea
Developer: AIG Global Real Estate
Retail space: 92,625m2

Design Company:
Benoy: Retail planning, interior architecture and graphic design.
Arquitectonica: Architecture

Seoul Shopping Center images / information from Benoy

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