Category: Architecture, Geography and Urban Studies


Religious Prosperity Calling Cultural Progress: Architectural Discourses on Korean Catholic Churches (1979–94)

After the Korean War (1950–53), the South-Korean Catholic population increased unprecedentedly, despite the Confucian roots of the nation. From 1979, this Catholic boom reached a climax, which was accompanied by the 200th anniversary of the Korean Catholic Church in 1984 and celebrated with commemorative cultural events and projects. Pope John Paul II visited Seoul twice,