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Eastvalley Country Club Hall

Min Workshop

written by
Min Wusik
photographed by
Hwang Hyochel(unless otherwise indicated)
materials provided by
Min Workshop
edited by
Park Semi


SPACE May 2022 (No. 654)​


©Min Workshop


This building is a banquet space for a private golf club. To remove the columns commonly found in banquet spaces, structures and modules became necessary. Square grid modules that began at the size of 3.6 × 3.6m were either enlarged to 18m and 26m or reduced to 1.8m, 0.9m, and 0.45m. The original column span is a 18 × 18m square, but it takes a longitudinal span of 26m towards the stage. The 3.6m module was used throughout in the pyramid-shaped skylight, window module, wall panel joint, and floor patterning. The most attention-worthy aspect of this building is its ceiling design. While the original clubhouse roof was somewhat heavy in appearance, its motif has been reinterpreted for the contemporary age as 15 glass pyramids to give a much lighter look in terms of its scale and material. Have you ever imagined of a banquet hall perpetually filled with natural light? The bright and pleasant space created by the glass pyramid skylight, the slit skylight behind the stage, and the 4.2m-tall glass curtain wall facing a spacious lawn all contrast with impressions of the typically dim and poorly lit banquet hall. The metal beam of a long span supporting these skylights became bigger than originally expected, and the ceiling structure was also enlarged to cater to air conditioning equipment and fire extinguishing facilities. We reorganised the path for these facilities to thin out and lighten the longitudinal ceiling structure while also fitting most equipment transversely to thicken up its span. This is where the ‘functional ornaments’ shine. In order to make the bulky transversal ceiling appear more elegant, we not only used indirect light from bronze lightbox with gold foil wallpaper to have the gold color seep out naturally but also multiplied this effect by attaching mirrors behind the lightbox. The use of ornamental details to emphasise sharp lines as well as this lighter and sharper design expands the role of ‘functional ornaments’ to a wider conception.




©Min Workshop


©Min Workshop


Min Workshop (Min Wusik) + Min Youngbaek

Design team

Lee Seunghun, Lee Hyungjo, Noh Yeonji, Kim Suhwan,


195, Gunup-gil, Gonjiamup, Gwangju, Gyunggi-do, Ko


multi-purpose hall

Site area


Building area


Gross floor area


Building scope






Building to land ratio


Floor area ratio



SRC, steel

Exterior finishing

brick, monocouche, low-iron glass

Interior finishing

wood veneer, brick, biancone marble, fabric panel,

Structural engineer

Eungujo Engineering

Mechanical and electrical engineer

PCM, Inc.


Manpoint, Inc.

Design period

July 2019 – Jan. 2020

Construction period

Feb. – Oct. 2020


Eastvalley Country Club

Min Wusik
Min Wusik, after receiving his MArch at Cranbrook Academy of Art in the US and gaining work experience for about a decade, opened his studio named Min Workshop in 2011 at Seochon, Seoul. Instead of following cutting-edge technology and trends, the focus of Min’s work lies in small architecture where he seeks to strike a balance between intuition and universal solution. Of his key works, one notes the Vault House (2017), Café TONN (2019), Diagonal House (2019), Ariji Building (2020), Bahariya (2022), and Durastack Headquarters (2018) for which he was awarded the KIA Award in 2019.