부산. 釜山. Busan
누리마루 APEC하우스. Nurimaru APEC House
116 Dongbaek-ro Haeundae-gu
(Information from KTO) The name Nurimaru APEC House is created by combining the Korean words nuri (“world”) and maru (“summit”), and “APEC House,” which refers to an APEC conference hall. Collectively, it means “a house where the world summits gather together for an APEC meeting.” Located on Dongbaekseom Island, which is noted for its beautiful, natural landscape accented by dense camellia and pine trees, Nurimaru APEC House has been used as a memorial hall and a prestigious international conference hall since the APEC summit meeting. Nurimaru, a 3-story building, is a modernistic expression of “jeongja,” a pavilion in traditional Korean architectural style. Its roof shape symbolizes the ridgeline of Dongbaekseom Island. Its interior design is a visual display of Korea’s creative traditional culture.
부산 마린시티. Busan Marine City
(Information from AsiaOne) Marine City is changing Busan’s landscape with high-rise developments and affluent districts being established on the southern coast of the city. What draws visitors’ attention to the district is the magnificent night view created by a cluster of high-rise buildings and their reflections on the sea together with the beautiful Gwangan Bridge. Adjacent to Haeundae Beach, the upscale district is close to Busan’s biggest commercial area of Shinsegae Centum City and Busan Exhibition and Convention Center. Marine City is also dotted with high-end stores, restaurants and coffee shops, rather than the seafood markets, sashimi stalls and street vendors that the port city is more commonly associated with.