The Open Air Theater from the Main (Administration) Building
Front view of the Cyber Building
Front view of the Cyber Building at night
The Main Auditorium of the Cyber Building
The Seminar Room of the Cyber Building
The Lecture Room of the Cyber Building
The Peer Learning Room of the Cyber Building
The wood stairs of the Cyber Building
HUFS’s Seoul Campus welcomes students with a new face for the 2013 fall semester. During the summer vacation, the Seoul Campus underwent several environmental improvements on the main entrance area, restroom remodeling in the Social Science Building, and landscaping work for the Open Air Theater.
The square in front of the Main (Administration) Building
The Main Gate
The main entrance construction began on July 1st this year and was completed at the end of September. As for the construction, the Main Gate was demolished and a symbolic tower was built; the Information Office was replaced; and the entrance road was repaved with blocks.
The completion of the main entrance area is the fruit of a plan that began to be pursued continuously since the construction of the Minerva Complex in 2007. “I hope that the construction substantially upgrades the campus environment, including enlarged green space, to the extent that students feel the university is even better than before,” said Kim Jae-jun, Head of the Construction Planning Team, expressing his expectations of the new construction.
The restrooms in the Social Science Building used to be the subject of complaints by many students and faculty members due to their outdated facilities. Before the construction, the restrooms for men and women were located side-by-side on the same floor, but after the remodeling, the women’s restrooms are now placed on the odd floors (1st, 3rd and 5th) and men’s on the even floors (2nd and 4th).
“It is my hope that the construction projects will transform our school into one with a small but beautiful campus, where students want to stay and study,” said the Director of Administrative Affairs (Seoul Campus) Chae Myeong-soo.
The landscaping work for the Open Air Theater, which began in June, was completed in August. Before the construction, the aging facility was the cause of several incidents of flooding and fire, and its location close to the Library and lecture buildings impeded the academic environment. To resolve these issues, the facility was removed to make space for grass and large trees on the site to create a much more comfortable and relaxing environment. In addition to the grass square, granite stands were installed utilizing the land features, which will serve as a place of rest and gathering for every member of the school. The beautiful landscape facilities are meant to enrich the academic conditions with more refreshing areas for students and faculty members.
The Cyber Building Dedication Ceremony was held on the HUFS Seoul Campus at 11 a.m., Monday, August 22, 2013.
The dedication ceremony was moderated by the Director of Administrative Affairs (Seoul Campus) Chae Myeong-soo. It proceeded in the order of a construction work progress update, a congratulatory message by Chairman of the Board Lee Nam-ju, commemorative remarks by HUFS President Park Chul, a congratulatory message by the Head of Dongdaemun District Office Yoo Deok-yeol, and awarding of appreciation plaques. "In the information and intellectual society where lifelong education is emphasized, HUFS was able to specialize in foreign language education and create an educational environment with optimal facilities," said Chairman Lee Nam-ju. "The essence of a university is research and education. With the completion of the Cyber Building, HUFS can now offer state-of-the-art education environment befitting its status as Korea's leading global university," said President Park. The dedication ceremony was attended by some 200 distinguished guests, including Head of Dongdaemun District Office Yoo Deok-yeol and Ssangyong Engineering & Construction Managing Director Choi Young-cheol. The Cyber Building has two underground levels, eight floors above the ground, and a total floor area of 16,501.17m² (or 4,991.60 pyeong). It will house a 400-seat main auditorium and a lounge on the first level, and the Peer Learning Room and a state-of-the-art e-library on the second level.The third floor to the eighth floor will house cutting-edge lecture rooms and research rooms, including the Administration Office of the Cyber HUFS on the sixth level.