17개월의 공사기간 동안 377억원을 들여 완공한 '하니움 문화·스포츠센터'는 ‘5만1548㎡ 부지에 건축면적 1만6905㎡, 지하 3층, 지상 2층 규모. 지상 1~2층은 2730석 규모의 체육관으로, 배구·농구·배드민턴 등 모든 실내경기를 소화 해낸다.
지하층은 725석 규모의 대강당(적벽실)과 168석 규모의 소공연장(만연홀), 전시실(춘곡갤러리), 웨이트 트레이닝실(테라피센터) 등으로 활용된다.
또한 지하에 있는 168석 규모의 소공연장 ‘만연홀’은 완벽한 음향설계로 소규모 오케스트라 공연, 고품격 영화도 상영할 수 있다.
Korea is one of the oldest continuous civilizations in the world with over five thousand years of history. According to the original creation myth, the world we live in today is the work of the Heavenly Prince Hwanung, whose father was the King of Heaven.The Heavenly Prince asked his father to give him some land to govern, so the Father sent him down to Mount Taebaek. With him the Prince brought the Minister of Clouds, the Earl of Rain and the Chancellor of Wind. They also brought three thousand helpers.Under the shade of a sandalwood tree the Prince founded a holy city called Sinsi, the City of God. He put his Ministers in charge of three hundred and sixty areas of human culture, teaching them to grow crops and to make laws concerning what is good and what is evil.A tiger and a bear living in a nearby cave saw this city and desperately wanted to become human. Every day they came to the sandalwood tree at the center of the city to pray fervently for becoming humans.Hwanung saw their devotion and gave them instructions to remain in the cave and fast for one month, eating nothing but garlic and mugwort. The tiger was too impatient to stand the long and boring days in the cave, so he gave up and left, but Bear maintained the fast. At the end of the month she was transformed into a beautiful woman who became the mother of the Korean people.Her first son was Don-gun, the First King of the Korean people. When Don-Gun passed on the throne to his own son, he became a Mountain God. It is interesting that mountain gods are still worshipped today in Korea.Text by Steve Smith.