Creative Play Supporting Facility
Dongsomun-dong 1-ga, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, Korea - 2017
The 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 wider urban surroundings.
A theatre is interpreted as the core of facilities
and suggests a fusion of traditional Korean and Modern Theater principles, where the facility formation can be explained in four main aspects:
1. 360° ground floor lobby - where all events start and main circulations come together (inside and outside)
2. Theatre (Main theatre and the black box) are the volumetric epicenters of functions.
3. The plinth is for vertical circulation which works as an infrastructure at the north facade.
4. Atrium - Winter garden on the south facade connecting all the terraces of upper floors.