Architect David Adjaye and writer Taiye Selasi have developed a folly called the Gwangju River Reading Room. It is positioned on the embankment of the Gwangju River, connecting the street level above with the grassy flood planes used as a seasonal park. The structure draws inspiration from traditional Korean pavilions and houses a “human rights” library of 200 books from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie´s Half of a Yellow Sun to Emile Zola’s Germinal.
- Year 2013
- Work finished in 2013
- Main structure Wood
- Client The Gwangju Biennale Foundation
- Status Completed works
- Type Pavilions / Exhibitions /Installations