Architecture firm OMA has finished the Galleria department store in Gwanggyo that features a stone façade that has a multifaceted-glass passage cut into it.

Built in the town of Gwanggyo, south the capital Seoul, the Galleria department store has been designed to be a landmark for the area’s housing district.

“The first time we came to Gwanggyo the entire city felt as one big temporary condition, missing any sense of permanence,” explained OMA Partner Chris van Duijn. “That is why we conceived the project as a point of gravity for Gwanggyo – in the shape of a stone cube, as if it was the origin of the city.”