Offbeat Into the Void: The World’s Darkest Ever Building Opens in Pyeongchang

17:37  20 february  2018
17:37  20 february  2018 Source:   Inside Edition

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Into the void . Inside world ’ s darkest building made from ‘blackest black’ that absorbs 99% of light like a ‘black hole sucking you in’. Asif Khan, 38, constructed the 13,000 square foot building for car giant Hyundai at the site of the sporting showpiece in Pyeongchang , South Korea.

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Into the Void: The World’s Darkest Ever Building Opens in Pyeongchang© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Into the Void: The World’s Darkest Ever Building Opens in Pyeongchang A newly opened building in Pyeongchang sits in stark contrast to the bright white snow of the Olympic slopes.

The structure, which is being called the "darkest building in the world," was unveiled over the weekend.

Designed by British architect Asif Khan, the rectangular building near the Olympic stadium is coated with a new material called VantaBlack VBx2, which can absorb almost 99 percent of the light hitting its surface.

According to Khan, the exterior of the building represents the universe. It features almost 2,000 light rods which symbolize the stars.

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In just a few days, a building that architects are heralding as the world ’ s first 3D-printed office building will open in Dubai. His temporary pavilion at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games in South Korea has been dubbed the darkest building on Earth.

Visitors look like they are entering a portal to another universe when they step inside the building. Inside they enter a completely white room with thousands of water droplets gliding on marble carvings.

The building, which is a temporary pavilion for car maker Hyundai, is part of a display to show how energy could be produced from hydrogen.

"It symbolizes a very pure future society, without any constraints and very big positive opportunities," Ilhwan Kim a manager of Hyundai Motor Creative Works told the Associated Press. "Each droplet symbolizes fuel cell electric vehicles that are running inside the new society, and also brings an idea of fuel, the fuel that is hydrogen."

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