The Busan Opera House proposal, by WEAVA Architects, takes full advantage of its placement within the Marine Culture District; a site advantageous for designating the building as a unique cultural landmark. Their concept embraces both the city and natural landscape by providing two distinct, yet connected faces. Ever present in the distance, the distinct form of Mt. Gubong is projected onto North Port’s Marine Culture District. This natural topography is transformed to fit the urban context of Busan by using the topographic lines of the mountain to develop a series of horizontal bands modeled in the fashion of plateaus. Further transformation occurs by twisting these bands to create strategic programmatic openings within the mass. The resultant form echoes the image of Mt. Gubong while contributing to the development of the burgeoning international city.