CWK University-Based Trainings are underway
The second University & College Based-Training of Canada Wood Korea in FY 2013-14 has completed on July 11, 2013 at Kyung Hee University (KHU) in Yong-In City and Gyeonggi Arts Centre(GGAC) in Suwon, Gyeonggi-do. A total of 25 architecture students took series of theory lectures on WFC design and build. The theory lectures started from June 5 to June 27 once in every week.
This year KHU will award 3 academic credits to the students who complete the training. The students divided into 8 teams and submitted design panels of wood shelter. Prof. Kim of KHU, Mr. Kim, general manager of GGAC and CWK staff reviewed them and selected one design for the production of full-scale shelter. The practical training using S-P-F dimension lumber was conducted from July 8 to 11.
The completed structure has been installed at the square of GGAC and used as a shelter for visitors. The GGAC, the most comprehensive culture and arts complex representing Gyeonggi-do has been positioned as a key cultural organization and constantly strived to empathize and share visitors with the arts over the last 20 years. Mr. Kim of GGAC told at the closing ceremony of this training program “This is wonderful opportunity for us to work with the Department of Architecture of KHU and Canada Wood Korea. We want to provide this kind of wood shelters to visitors as much as we can. Wood is environmentally friendly and healthy material. Everyone will love because it provides artistic shape, warmth as well as good environment. We think wood is the best choice to meet various requirement of the visitors.”