In collaboration with Reset-Studio
The project site is located in the northeast side of Seoul on a buffer zone between the high-rise apartment area and the dense low-rise building area. This center node connects these opposite urban structures.
This largely open horizontal public space is an essential urban void not only for the apartment inhabitants whose contact with neighbors is limited in the vertical circulations but also for the inhabitants of dense low-rise buildings whose contact with community is limited in narrow streets between houses.
To maintain the site character as a belvedere of the district, the project programs are placed as low and wide as possible, respecting the site division: sports complex programs on the lower north part and art education programs on the higher south part of the site. This spatial organization enables the roof of each floor to become the large front terrace for the upper level.
So-made open roof terraces are not only for the art and sports center users but also for the public. They are also interconnected through either vertical ramps or stairs from the ground floor to the highest terrace.
Thus, every program in the project is all linked together internally and externally in order to promote the mutual connection between different spaces of each floor.