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Wood Infill Wall Project Turning into Café and Gallery Hub

Jae Choi

By Jae Choi

Technical Consultant/ Canada Wood Korea

September 30, 2020

A year ago, I introduced 4-storey, 21-meter cultural facility building using wood infill partition walls with a steel main structure near Seoul in Korea. Recently, I revisited the site to see the completed building. It has been transformed into a beautiful gallery and café and has become the most popular place for young couples to stay and enjoy coffee and arts.

This building applied the wood infill wall system on the exterior and the interior wood ceiling using dimension lumber. It gives a warm and cozy atmosphere comparing to the exposed steel structure and concrete floor.

The building owner and architect are satisfied with the wood infill wall system in terms of easy installation and energy efficiency.


CWK is planning to feature this building on one of the architecture magazines in Korea to promote the wood infill wall system and interior use of dimension lumber. All wood infill walls in this project are made of Canadian SPF dimension lumber and APA certified OSB.


The wood infill wall is an innovative hybrid building system Canada Wood Group promotes in order to expand the use of structural wood products in mainstream construction markets in China and Korea.