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NewsNews • 30 Jul 2021

Jong-Am Square in Seoul reinvents neglected urban space beneath an overpass with a spatially dynamic community centre

Due to the rapid economic development of Seoul, areas under critical infrastructure elements such as railways, bridges and overpasses have over the years been built with inadequate attention to the surrounding urban context and environment. As such, these ‘left over’ and neglected spaces often become dumping sites for rubbish or car parking. In 2017, Seoul Metropolitan Government promoted a development plan to expand social infrastructure and local community facilities by making better use of such spaces. Six pilot project sites were selected, including the area underneath the Jongam-dong Overpass. The site now hosts a new community centre and shelter by Simplex Architecture. Kyungsub Shin The segmented massing of the new... More

NewsNews • 23 Sep 2020

Foster + Partners designs open spacious glass cube for Hankook Tire’s new headquarters

After a successful previous collaboration on Hankook’s R&D centre in Daejeon, they teamed up again with Foster + Partners to design their new headquarters in Pangyo, on the outskirts of Seoul. Time of Blue The result is a glass cube defined by a large atrium that opens up the building. The headquarters houses Hankook's offices and a state-of-the-art business centre that includes a 175-seat auditorium. Time of Blue The ten-storey office is wrapped with glass louvres at varying levels of density to moderate light coming in depending on the activities taking place inside. Social areas allow for more light to come in. Workplaces have stricter control complemented by an intelligent artificial lighting system. Time of Blu... More

Project • By MASK ArchitectsCultural Centres

Kırşehir Aeroplane & Automobile Museum

Kırşehir Aeroplane & Automobile Museum Project is a dynamic complex that e automobile and car components exhibition, educational installations, design centre, office, workshops laboratories, technical laboratories, conference rooms, space for special events, restaurants, retail, sales office, library, book, light, mesh, tool store in the heart of kırşehir. Draws design inspiration from topography movement, as a depends on the requirement of the museum design. The project not only shows the car in an unusual way, but it also lets you experience the museum   “Car Experience” is a project for a building to be dedicated to the automobile: the car as an object of desire, a world to explore, a technology to study, an ar... More

Project • By Olson KundigOffices

Shinsegae International

In designing a new fifteen-story headquarters for international luxury clothier Shinsegae International, Olson Kundig sought to create an iconic landmark in the heart of Gangnam-gu, one of Seoul’s largest districts. Completed in 2015, the building unites more than five hundred Shinsegae employees, who were previously spread between several buildings throughout the city. The program includes staff offices and meeting spaces, design studios, a rooftop garden and sculpture park, and ground-level retail and restaurant space that face onto a public plaza. Secure zoned entry provides public building access from the street and controlled private access for corporate officers and VIP guests via a side entry.The high-performance custom-designed faça... More

Project • By KILDTheaters

Creative Play Supporting Facility

CONCEPTThe key aim of the proposal is to balance the high-density development and the existing public park. ‘Park Canopy’ enhances the green space with its natural potential and reaches new human-scale intervention in the park. Eight major mountains that have shaped the city scape for centuries, are the cornerstone of the Seoul identity. Respectfully in this situation 'Park Canopy' chosen to position the existing mountain park as the icon of this development, maximizing the new intervention to the north side. This way the building becomes a background of the existing mountain, exposing life in the park as an everyday spectacle.Together it proposes a diverse and contemporary theatrical environment and opens panoramic views to the w... More