Paju Mixed Use Complex (Pebble City)
The Pebble City mixed-use development is located on a 25 acre site adjacent to a new transit station in the city of Paju, one hour northwest of Seoul. A complete community for living and working, the development’s residential, office, and hotel components are supported by such retail and cultural amenities as a shopping mall, theater, and art center. Nature plays an inspirational role in the project’s design. A tree-lined river runs the length of the site and is flanked by extensive parkland. The low-rise commercial buildings surrounding the main plaza have curving shapes and silver-gray skins that give the impression of giant pebbles. With its enormous irregular arch shape, the development’s 21-story signature building presents a strong iconic image without exceeding the height limitations established for the development. Also referencing natural forms, the building’s rounded silhouette recalls eroded rock.