Asian Architecture Info
National Assembly Building of the Republic of Korea
Address
1 Yoeido-dong
Seoul 150-701
Basic Information
Type Government Building
Neighborhood: Yeouido
More Information
  • Dome diameter: 210 feet
  • Dome weight: 1,000 metric tons
  • The green color of the dome comes from its copper plating.
  • The roof and dome are supported by 24 pillars.
  • The 24 pillars represent 24 different meteorological events on the Asian lunisolar calendar, which was used in Korea until 1895.
    • Ipchoon (Start of spring - February 4)
    • Woo-sue (Rain/More rain than snow - February 19)
    • Gyeongchip (When insects emerge from hibernation - March 6)
    • Chunbun (The spring/vernal equinox - March 21)
    • Jeongmyung (clear and bright/Time to tend to graves - April 5)
    • Gok-woo (Grain rain/Rain to help grain grow - April 20)
    • Ipha (Start of summer - May 6)
    • Soman (Grains are plump - May 21)
    • Mang-jong (Barley harvesting season - June 6)
    • Haji (The summer solstice - June 21)
    • Soseo (Minor heat - July 7)
    • Daeseo (Midsummer/Major heat - July 23)
    • Ipchu (The start of autumn - August 8)
    • Cheoseo (Limit of heat - August 23)
    • Baekro (White dew falls - September 8)
    • Chubun (The autumnal equinox - September 23)
    • Hanro (Cold dew - October 8)
    • Sang-gang (Frost appears - October 23)
    • Ipdong (The start of winter - November 7)
    • Soseol (Minor snow - November 22)
    • Daeseol (Heavy snow - December 7)
    • Dongji (The winter solstice - December 22)
    • Sohan (Mild cold - January 6)
    • Daehan (Midwinter - January 20)
  • Each pillar has eight sides.
  • There are eight pillars on each of the southeast and northwest faces of the building.
  • There are six pillars on each of the northeast and southwest faces of the building.