JW Marriott Jeju

Harmonious fusion of spirit, culture and nature


Jeju Island, South Korea


210-key hotel
78 residential units


Incorporating key aspects of Jeju’s culture, the design narrative is an abstract representation of the island’s indigenous Choga architecture. The traditional curved roof has been reversed, expressing the patterned lattice on the underside of the structure.

Low visual-impact greenery was introduced to the roof planes to mitigate heat gain and optimise views of Jeju island’s picturesque coastline.

Echoing the island’s traditional volcanic stone and slate architecture, the design utilises Jeju lava rock and a porous building technique to create a dynamic pattern of solid and void.