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Platoon Kunsthalle / Platoon + Graft Architects

  • 01:00 - 2 July, 2009
Platoon Kunsthalle / Platoon + Graft Architects
Platoon Kunsthalle / Platoon + Graft Architects

Platoon Kunsthalle / Platoon + Graft Architects Platoon Kunsthalle / Platoon + Graft Architects Platoon Kunsthalle / Platoon + Graft Architects Platoon Kunsthalle / Platoon + Graft Architects +30

  • Architects

  • Location

  • Concept Design

    Platoon Cultural Development
  • Executive Architect

    U-il Architects & Engineers
  • Interior Design

    URBANTAINER, Korea
  • Architectural Consultancy

    Graft Architects + Baik Jiwon
  • Prefab Engineering

    Ace special container, Korea
  • Structural Engineering

    MIDAS IT, Korea
  • Structure

    M. Cabestany
  • Main Contractor

    Hyojung construction & development, Korea
  • Program

    Exhibitions, Bar & Restaurant, Event Hall, Artist Studios, Library Lounge, Office Studios, Workshop Room, Roof Top Bar
  • Main hall Area

    272 sqm
  • Area

    415.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009

From the architect. PLATOON KUNSTHALLE opened its doors on 11th april 2009. PLATOON KUNSTHALLE is set up in seoul as a space for subculture in Asia. its programmatic orientation towards cultural movements beneath the radar creates a dynamic space where new ideas are born and presented.

The platoon Europe headquarters in berlin was established in 2000. it runs diverse culture and communication projects in cooperation with an international community of 3,500 creatives from all different professions.

PLATOON KUNSTHALLE is not about entertainment. The program will provide a communication platform for anybody interested in subcultural creative fields like street art, graphic design, fashion, video art, programming, music, club culture, political activism etc.

PLATOON KUNSTHALLE is built of 28 iso cargo containers. As icons of a flexible architecture in a globalized culture, the stacked containers form a unique construction that can be rebuilt anywhere else any time.

As PLATOON KUNSTHALLE is located in the upscale cheongdam area the confrontation of subculture with the close-by design houses, commercial galleries and luxury brand stores creates a tension and interaction between the two worlds.

PLATOON KUNSTHALLE provides showcases of underground artists, studio residencies and a fine selection of cutting-edge stage performances to introduce the energetic potential of subculture in Korea and Asia.

Subculture at PLATOON KUNSTHALLE is presented in different formats like exhibitions, movie nights, concerts and multimedia performances, workshops, discussion panels and special events. the four scholarship programs give young upcoming artists from Korea and abroad the opportunity to develop creative projects at the PLATOON KUNSTHALLE. the four showcases present every month striking works from the subculture and streetart field including leading artists of the international urban art scene.

NOTE: Graft assisted Platoon in the architectural development of the Kunsthalle, which is based on the signature container modules as developed by Platoon for their first container setup in Berlin. The optimized arrangement of the containers in Seoul was developed in brainstorming sessions between Platoon and Graft and developed and illustrated by Graft.

The interior design finishes and furniture are developed by Platoon and Baik Jiwon.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Platoon Kunsthalle / Platoon + Graft Architects" 02 Jul 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/27386/platoon-kunsthalle-graft-architects/>
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Samuel Borreguero · July 26, 2012

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Lincoln Steffens · October 28, 2011

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Rodolfo Campoy · May 25, 2011

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mr ocien · February 22, 2011

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André Goldvasser · October 15, 2010

Nossa, avaliem só que louco: http://www.archdaily.com/27386...

merve poyraz · July 12, 2010

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bluevertical · March 31, 2010

Platoon Kunsthalle by Platoon + Graft Architects http://bit.ly/10j2ac Container #reuse #eco #architecture *sharp container design

Carlos Martínez · December 17, 2009

Este año se llevan los containers como casas http://bit.ly/10j2ac http://bit.ly/6fdlwZ

Soley · July 12, 2009

This is the first really intersting cargo container project if have ever seen. I can even say that its the most interesting project that has been published on this community for some time. It seams truly contemporary in concept and beutifullly executed in detail. My only concern is that its a bit to plastic of an environment. An integrated greenhouse would have been nice!

christoph · July 09, 2009

ONE THING PLATOON.KUNSTHALLE wANTS TO CLARIFY:

ARCHITECTURAL FACTS

concept design: PLATOON cultural development
architectural consultancy: GRAFT architects + Baik Jiwon
executive architect: U-il Architects & Engineers
prefab engineering: Ace special container, Korea
structural engineering: MIDAS IT, Korea
interior design: URBANTAINER, Korea
main contractor: Hyojung construction & development, Korea
location: 97-22, Nonhyeon-dong, Gangnam-gu,Seoul, Korea

NOTE: Graft assisted Platoon in the architectural development of the Kunsthalle, which is based on the signature container modules as developed by Platoon for their first container setup in Berlin. The optimized arrangement of the containers in Seoul was developed in brainstorming sessions between Platoon and Graft and developed and illustrated by Graft.
The interior design finishes and furniture are developed by Platoon and Baik Jiwon.

hyun-jeong kim · November 06, 2009 04:45 PM

and the photos were done by PLATOON and Myeong-Rae Park

sungjae · July 06, 2009

U-IL ARCHITECTS & ENGINEERS WORK !!!!!!!!!!!

Palau · July 04, 2009

it's outstanding what architecture achives with a little bit of good taste and some cheap containers to create such complex, it'll be great to have the oportunity to go there and feel the industrial essence of this project.... great post .....

Lüis · July 03, 2009

Have been watching this project from close and from afar, and I am very impressed with its resolution... Lots of people talk the talk... The Platoon crew has been walkin´ the walk for a long while now... They have managed to formulate a strange, tangible, truly contemporary intersection between activism and media that is all-too-often underestimated... mixing it up with the Graft antiarchitects sounds genius to me... excellent work and look forward to its adaptations, mobility, so that it does not get eventually accused of using the containers as branding... Relentless Platoon, RELENTLESS!

magario22 · July 03, 2009

Lar doce lar. Ou trampo doce trampo.

http://bit.ly/MfH1i

Travis · July 03, 2009

I'm really impressed with the space they've created out of such a simple unit. Also, it seems like an appropriate space to engage with contemporary works of art - it's neither slickly overdone nor brownstone nostalgic (the appropriated backdrop). Well restrained. Great work!

Travis · July 03, 2009

I'm really impressed with the space they've created out of such a simple unit. Also, it seems like an appropriate space to engage with contemporary works of art - neither slick nor nostalgic. Well restrained.

uproot · July 03, 2009

Architecture firm builds it's HQ using shipping containers http://bit.ly/gzYpO ^DV

toby1319 · July 03, 2009

Public building made of box cars: http://tinyurl.com/mp9p5o

Caroline Di Diego · July 03, 2009

SUBCULTURE in ASIA RT @archdaily: Platoon Kunsthalle / Graft Architects http://bit.ly/viGRK

bolongo · July 02, 2009

can you believe it? ... a really cool graft project without weird wannabe forms, .... go on.

YOURMom's Lover · July 25, 2009 12:11 PM

spot on!

Nathan · July 02, 2009

This is possibly the best shipping container project I've ever seen. Very, very nice.

zoso · July 02, 2009

Love the lighting, color, and simplicity. Also would like to know the cost of this project

richie · July 02, 2009

nice.
the square is a basic and simple shape, is one of the best human portray of perfection.
Thank u for the simplicity.

Matt · July 02, 2009

Would love to hear about the cost of the project...

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