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Epic Circular ‘Root Bench’ Structure By Korean Architect Young Ju Lee

Korean architect Yong Ju Lee has installed the ‘Root Bench’, a giant, circle-shaped piece of furniture that spreads across Seoul’s Hangang Park like the roots of a tree. 

Root Bench is a multi-height bench system in Seoul, South Korea. The design is a winning proposal by Yong Ju Lee, which creates a circular protrusion of roots that provides space for rest and relaxation.

The 100-foot diameter installation is formed from conjoined slats of wood attached to a metal frame, and sprawls from a centralized point in the park. 

Three different heights accommodate children’s seating, adult chairs, and tables for picnicking. This provides space for all sizes, and allows gatherings that vary from intimate to community-wide celebrations. 

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