We are participated in Unpredictable Change Seoul Exhibition at Hyunjoo Kim Gallery. the name of gallery is same as my wife's. the main exhibiton is student works for the competition of AMI21 organization, where I work as a tutor. The exhibition was opend at 25th of June and will end at 29th.
Temporary Vacation Housing on Riverside Parking lot.
Seoul is divided in north part and south part by Han River and 12 parks are located on riversides. These parks are important green resources for citizens of Seoul and foreign/domestic visitors. In recent years, these parks are re-designed by Han River Renaissance Projects. As a result, more people visit and stay at riverside parks. However, there are no accommodations on riverside parks. Also, reasonable price hotels are hard to find in vacation season.
Temporary Vacation Housing, which is made of containers, is located on riverside parking lots. Each unit consists of one parking lot, bath/kitchen floor, Living/Bed floor, and rooftop deck. Since goal of this project is to provide reasonable price accommodations for visitors, two container boxes are used with light weight steel structure in order to minimize construction cost and labor. Size of container box for this project is 2.3(W) x 6.0(L) x 2.4(H). This size is 1m longer than standard parking lot size. Light weight steel structure lift up containers to provide a parking space and 2nd container is setback in 1m, which becomes a balcony. Interior spaces are connected by a spiral staircase.
New Beton Hala waterfront center is a hybrid building of infrastructure, landscape, and architecture. The complexity of urban context requires multifunction. First requirement is it should be a connector between existing Beton Hala and Belgrade Fortress/Kalemegdan Park. Second is it should be low rise pedestrian friendly building. Third is it should be mixture of public indoor space and outdoor space in order to perform various cultural, gastronomic, and entertainment activities.
Beton Hala Waterfront Center as an Infrastructure
Commercial space is located in parallel with Vojvode Bojovica Boulevard in order to work as a barrier between pedestrian and transportation. Also, existing tram route is raised up to 6M to give clearance for heavy transportation. Above tram route, pedestrian bridge is proposed. It connects pedestrian way from Belgrade Fortress/Kalemegdan Park to new building.
Beton Hala Waterfront Center as a Landscape
Building is a part of park and roof of it is pedestrian walking path. Commercial space is consists of three parts. Each part is embracing open spaces and gradually connected to walking path on the roof of existing Beton Hala. Various cultural, gastronomic, and entertainment activities are happened at court yards and people enjoy them at ground level as well as roof level. Ramp for bicycle and people from the grand steps is proposed on the south side of the site. It also could be used for emergency vehicles. Roof of existing Beton Hala is planned as a public park and 3 new connections (elevators and stairs) are proposes at both ends and middle.
Beton Hala Waterfront Center as an Architecture
Exhibition space is floating above commercial spaces. It is continuous fluid space connected to Functional areas (Management and storage) on ground level. On top of lobby space, step like viewing deck is proposed. This is a place for siting down and watching a view of Sava River. Bridge like truss structures hold exhibition space with massive columns. Underground Parking is accessible from both Vojvode Bojovica Boulevard and Karadjordjeva Street. Vojvode Bojovica Boulevard Entrance/Exit, which is on the North side of the site, is mainly for cars and Karadjordjeva Street Entrance/Exit, which is on the South side of the site, is mainly for Buses. Due to level difference of streets, entrance and exit of the parking is located on underground level2, which is 6M below from ground level. Central elevators and stairs are for public usage and there are staff elevators on the north side of the site. Also, freight elevators are located at technical entrance on underground level2 and storage, maintenance and technical units on ground level.
Urban Shrine – a place to watch the sky and wright a wish
I propose a shrine in the middle of urban environment. Korean shrine was a place to make a wish and protect a town from harm. Like that, this shrine is a place to escape from busy daily city life and make a wish tag after watching the sky. This wish tag will be hanged on LED Tube light.
The site is where are a phone booth, which is no longer used and a taxi stand. The taxi stand will be redesigned as urban furniture and instead of the phone booth, a place to take a rest or wait for friends while watching the sky and wright a wish on a tag is proposed.
The frame will be made of wood and LED tube light will be connected through this wooden frame. Wish tags will be hanged on this LED tubes. This will be a bright urban folly at night on busy street.