The world’s largest indoor culture and art auditorium will soon be open in Korea.
The auditorium named the Korea Culture Center is being built and is scheduled to open in the
Holy Eden Church’s premises, an hour’s drive from Seoul. It is as high as an 18-story building, and has a 5,800-seat capacity in the gross floor space of about 70,000 m2.
Compared with National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing China, which has been known as the world-largest so far (149,520 m2, 5,473 seats), the Culture Center is smaller in the gross floor area, but has 327 more seats. Considering the annexes, the Culture Center (280,000 m2) is twice as large as National Center for the Performing Arts in terms of gross floor area.
The premises of Holy Eden Church, where Culture Center is located, has 36 leisure and sport facilities including a 600-seat international tennis court and 5-star hotel with 550 rooms, which are to be opened soon, as well as a soccer field and a baseball field, both complying with the international standard.
The church is planning to develop this auditorium as the landmark of Korea, by attracting K-Pop concerts and international performances. The church is also considering applying to list this auditorium in the Guinness Book of World Records.
The auditorium was designed by Young-soo Lee, and has been constructed for about five years under the supervision of Lee after 10 years of preparation.
The ceiling of Korea Culture Center has over 480,000 bulbs, representing the six galaxies, and 4,500 colourful LEDs.