Kim Joong-up

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Kim Joong-up
Hangul
김중업
Hanja
Revised RomanizationGim Jung-eop
McCune–ReischauerKim Chung-ǒp

Kim Joong-eop (1922–1988) was a prominent Korean architect and educator. He was born in Pyongyang as the second son of his father, Kim Yeong-pil (金永弼) and his mother, Yi Yeong-ja (李英子). He had six siblings; four brothers, and two sisters. He spent his childhood in various places such as Gangdong, Junghwa, Seongcheon and others due to his father's job as the country headman of the places. Kim was awarded the 1962 Cultural Award from Seoul Metropolitan Government in 1962, Chevalier from the France government in 1965, Order of Industrial Service Merit from the South Korea government in 1985.[1]

He designed the Main Gate and a memorial hall at the United Nations Memorial Cemetery in Busan.[2]

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  1. ^ 김중업 金重業 (in Korean). Nate / Encyclopedia of Korean Culture. Archived from the original on 2011-06-10. Retrieved 2009-10-18.
  2. ^ "UN Commemoration Park in Korea". Registered Cultural Heritage 359. Cultural Heritage Administration of Korea.

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