Nurimaru APEC House
Great Design, Important Venue
(Edit: I’ve added a video and some more pictures)
When I was around the Haeundae area in Busan I decided to check out the Nurimaru APEC House. This is a building that was made specifically for the 2005 APEC meeting. It’s design is roughly circle shaped, and it takes advantage of Busan’s scenic seaside. I’ve attached some pictures of it and some videos will follow.
One particular thing that I liked about it is that it was situated in the middle of a park, on its own island. It is very close to the Westin Chosun Beach Hotel, which many consider to be the best Hotel in all of Korea. I really wish I could have stayed there, so that you could all see the fantastic and breath taking beach view from the hotel.
APEC is the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, and most major countries that touch the Pacific Ocean or are in Asia are a part of it. It serves the purpose of enhancing economic cooperation between Pacific rim countries. The major players besides Korea include Japan, China, the United States, Australia, Russia, Canada and Mexico. It could be said that the near future of the world economy is in APEC.
Once inside the house you can see various exhibits, such as the Korean traditional clothes that all the heads of state wore, a scale model of the whole island, and some pictures celebrating Busan’s dynamism. One that I thought was particularly interesting was this picture of future Busan. It looks impressive, but I’m not sure if it would be necessary.
I’m not sure if pictures alone can do justice to the beauty of this building and the surrounding area, so I made a video. Enjoy!!!!