Music Library houses over 10 000 vinyls in Seoul
Korean credit company Hyundai Card opens vinyl paradise in central Seoul. Housed in a stunning two-storied glass cube, the Music Library features 10 000 records collected in a year-long globe-trotting tour of Korean music-lovers. From records from the 50s to the most recent releases, the catalogue gives a comprehensive overview of the history of popular music. Besides the essential classics, the collection includes 6 of the world’s 10 most sought-after records, like the one of the 10 existing copies Sex Pistols’ 'God Save the Queen' single, or the The Beatles’ ‘Yesterday and Today’ in the infamous butcher cover version. In addition to the musical rarities, over 3000 music-related books and publications are also available to browse.
The record and book collection takes up the upper two levels of the building. Designed by Moongyu Choi from architectural firm Gensler, the interior was developed in collaboration with international street artists. In the main atrium section, six record players were installed available for visitors for individual use. The basement, named Understage, functions as a performance venue for emerging local bands. The Music Library is the 3rd project in Hyundai Card’s community-building chain consisting of a Design Library and a Travel Library so far.
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