bringing urban potential into architecture
Type: Urban Rehabilitation
Status: Schematic Design
Judges: Kengo Kuma, Riken Yamamoto, Kiyoshi Sakurai, Taro Ashihara, Teruo Kobayashi, Hiroshi Naiko
Location: Seoul, Korea
Awards: the 48th Central Glass Int'l Architectural Design Competition, Shinkenchiku Japan_2nd Place (2013)
Publication: JA #92
In the old, dilapidated manufacturing district in Seoul, intangible networks of materials and products are still existing, although they have been weakened as manufacturing industries decline. Moreover, spirits of artisans are found around the site, implying that this site can be revitalized by adding new elements: art studios.
New elements will stimulate the surrounding environment by strengthening the existing networks. Furthermore, this new village as a whole will expand to another parts of a city, establishing a new cultural identity.
FINDING URBAN POTENTIAL
SITE SPECIFICATION AND PHASED DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY
PHASE 2 DEVELOPMENT
A JOURNEY ALONG THE NEW CULTURAL WAY
CROSS SECTION ALONG THE NEW CULTURAL WAY