• Sveriges ambassadresidens i Seoul. Photographer: SFV

    Sveriges ambassadresidens i Seoul.

Seoul, South Korea. Ambassador’s residence

The Swedish Ambassador's residence in South Korea is located around five kilometres north of central Seoul, in a hilly area with incredible views of the capital.

Views across Seoul

The Ambassador's residence in South Korea is located around five kilometres north of central Seoul, in a hilly area with incredible views of the capital. This area of exclusive villas also includes the residences of around 40 other countries.

Construction of the residence was completed in June 1994. The Swedish architect was Gunnar Mattsson of Mattsson & Wik, and the Korean architect was Seung Kyo Dm' of the Hwan Kyung Group.

Recycled brick

The simple exterior employs only a few materials and features to create this two-storey concrete building with furnished basement. Instead of using new materials, the red façade bricks come from a former school building in the south of Korea. The roof is covered with copper plate. The exteriors of the windows and doors are lacquered teak. The leafy gardens are laid with lawns and attractive flower beds. The garage has space for two cars.

Light and simple interior

The interior is simple and unfussy, with light colours and floods of daylight. Most of the walls are painted white, and the floors are laid with a light oak parquet. The entrance hall has deep red walls and a white marble floor, while the drawing room features a turquoise tiled stove. The modern Swedish art adorning the walls of the residence has been carefully chosen by the Public Art Agency Sweden and the Swedish Foreign Ministry.

Address

Address:

2-7 Sungbuk-Dong Sungbuk-Ku

Korea