Architect David Adjaye and writer Taiye Selasi have developed a folly called the Gwangju River Reading Room. It is positioned on the embankment of the Gwangju River, connecting the street level above with the grassy flood planes used as a seasonal park. The structure draws inspiration from traditional Korean pavilions and houses a "human rights" library of 200 books from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun to Emile Zola's Germinal.
Address: 618, Im-dong, Buk-gu
David Adjaye * 1966 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Lives in London, UK.