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Abbey Embraces Wood

Tae Hwang

By Tae Hwang

Program Manager / Market Development & Market Access, Canada Wood Korea

March 1, 2012

The first all wood abbey is being constructed in Korea. Order of Saint Augustine is building a new abbey consists of three wood buildings in Yeoncheon-gun located in northern part of Gyeonggi-do near the DMZ – the border area between South and North Korea – for the celebration of 25th year in Korea.

The ground breaking ceremony was held on October 8th, 2011 and currently framing of Cathedral and Dormitory is underway and the foundation for Retreat House is completed. The Glim Architects and Consultants designed the Yeoncheon Abbey of total 1,600 m2 of floor area with technical assistance of CWK on fire resistant construction and sound insulation.