KCC officially inaugurates a new building
KCC welcomes the public to its new home in Taguig City.
It was a rollercoaster of emotions for viewers on March 12 when the Korean Cultural Center (KCC) held its virtual launch party as it welcomed the public to its new home at 59 Bayani Rd., Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.
Viewers got to practice their ultimate dance moves with P-Pop girl group Yara and satisfy their cravings while cooking a Korean dish with Chef Sharwin Tee at KCC’s Kitchen. From awe to delight to excitement, the viewer’s heart suddenly went dugeun dugeun and kilig when they were treated right after with a special performance by P-Pop Kings SB19 as they sang their best singles featuring featuring KCC’s various expanded and new installations, and a spectacular number by South Korea’s top solo artist, Minzy.
Pop Kings SB19 offers viewers a special virtual performance.
KCC showed the public for the first time its Korean-style interiors along with the current facilities that its future Filipino customers will enjoy during their visit.
KCC’s new and expanded building is packed with facilities and spaces for a new and exciting future. On the ground floor, guests will be spoiled with a permanent interactive cultural exhibition that showcases Hansik (Korean cuisine), Hangul (Korean language), Hanbok (Korean national dress), and Korea’s famous tourist destinations. They can learn to write their name in Hangul and try out different Hanbok designs with a virtual photo booth.
The mezzanine level houses KCC’s library with an extensive collection of 6,000 books and media resources related to Korean culture, where anyone can read Korean books, listen to Korean music, or watch Korean shows. There are rooms, nooks, and spaces dedicated to those who want to read and listen in solitude as well as children who want to read Korean children’s books.
The fifth floor houses KCC’s exhibitions and art installations, such as the first kinetic media art installation in the Philippines titled ‘Punghwa: Light of Asean’.
Specialized classrooms for Korean language, painting, and other K-culture related classes and activities are located on the second floor. KCC has continuously provided free Korean language lessons as well as Korean culture lessons to interested Filipinos, and the classrooms will be the perfect place to learn. There is also a common area outside the classrooms where students will have the chance to interact with each other.
K-Studio and Kitchen Hall are both located on the third floor where KCC students can learn sports, dances, and how to cook Korean food for free. Taekwondo uniforms, instruments and other costumes are stored there for free use by students. Customers can also rent the venue for any event related to Korean culture.
Finally, the fifth floor is where KCC’s exhibitions and art installations are located. This year, it is home to the first kinetic media art installation in the Philippines titled “Punghwa: Light of Asean”, created by Korean interactive design group SILO Lab, an interactive media art studio. It was designed from the penchant for light culture of the Philippines and Korea. The installation is a message of hope and bravery for a normal future despite the current crisis through the use of experiential images through lights and sounds.