042 SEUN SANGGA

Third Prize Design Entry for The International Competition to Develop a Public Park above Seun Sanga 1960's Megastructure

2015
THIRD PRIZE
International Architectural Competition, Seun Sanga, Seoul.

01_URBAN FOSSIL
More than a building Sewon Sanga represents an urban fossil that paradoxically has become a modern archaeological relic, while still alive and functioning.  To remain relevant, Sewon has to adapt and transform to the present. In the process generate a vision for Seoul’s future, which, steers away from grand utopic images rather focusing on consolidating the here and now.

02_ELEMENTS OF A SYSTEM
Conceiving the Sewon Sanga project as a system is the antithesis of generating a cosmetic or gratuitous form as a proposal. The system is based on overlapping but separate layers, each component working together with the other to create a new and de- fined synergy.  All the elements of the system combine to act as an urban filter: a mechanism to order and inject a new impetus into an ailing complex.  The “filter” is conceived as an autonomous independent component, which generates new conditions and relationships when set against the existing concrete materiality of Sewon. 

03_INDEPENDENT ARCHITECTURE
The new independent structure, generates a complex relationship with the city in section.  It is exactly in section where the new project comes alive: the perfectly horizontal slab accentuates the +10m level change between the North and South side, in the process generating a generous covered public space adjacent to the entrance to the Jongmyo Shrine.

04_SEQUENCE OF SPACES
The linear Park has been designed as a sequence of individual “Layers” running perpendicular to the main orientation of the complex (East/West). Each layers has been conceived following a specific theme: Korean Garden / New Programme / Four Seasons / Vegetation which are then laid out in a staggered manner as to create a woven landscape.
DATE
July 2015 

STATUS
International Architecture Competition, 3rd Prize

PROGRAMME
City Park and Remodelling of Exhisting Megastructure

SITE
Seoul, South Korea

AREA
20,000 m2 Park

TEAM
PWFERRETTO: Peter W Ferretto,  Sungyeol Choi
ESOU: Hyunsu Kim, Sangcheol Kang, Youngju Ahn
001 PIROPO MEXICO
013 SPACE MAGAZINE
PAUSE CITY
MODERN ARCHAEOLOGY
012 PRIMEMINISTER
045 SHAU KEI WAN
PLASTIC ARCHITECTURE
BUSAN PRESENTATION
MELBOURNE EXHIBITION
PWF_PLEASE WORK FAST
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