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Korean cinema boasts world’s largest cantilevered roof

Korean cinema boasts world’s largest cantilevered roof

A newly opened cinema complex in Busan, South Korea, contains the largest cantilevered roof in the world.

The roof of the building has a free span of 85 metres and a surface of 60 x 120 metres.

Designed by Coop Himmelb(l)au and Wolf D. Prix,  the complex contains 60,000m2 of performance, event, food and administrative spaces and has a capacity of up to 6,800 visitors.

It will be the new home of the Busan Film Festival (BIFF), which is striving to be one of the “top three film festivals in the world” according to South Korea president Lee Myung-bak, who opened the complex.

The roof’s ceiling surface is equipped with LED projectors.

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