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Planning Korea Designs Resort Hotel for PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics

Planning Korea Designs Resort Hotel for PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics
Planning Korea Designs Resort Hotel for PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, Courtesy of Planning Korea
Courtesy of Planning Korea

Seoul-based architecture and art practice Planning Korea has unveiled their design for a seaside resort hotel, to host visitors to the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Offering 946 rooms and sprawling across a 29,493-square-meter site, the hotel will offer a combination of marine and mountain leisure activities. 

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Courtesy of Planning Korea
Courtesy of Planning Korea

Located in Gangneung in Eastern Korea, the hotel is situated in a prime position for tourism. Neighbors include the Gyeong Po Dae pavilion and the site of the UNESCO "Intangible Heritage of Humanity" listed Gangneung Danoje festival. The resort itself is within approximately 5 kilometers from Olympic stadiums and facilities in the area, most of which are due for completion in 2016.

Planning Korea Designs Resort Hotel for PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, Courtesy of Planning Korea
Courtesy of Planning Korea

The sweeping figure-eight form of the resort draws inspiration from the ecological structure of the plankton, and references the project's conceptual basis of "a strip of healing or recreation." The twisted loop forms the predominant circulation space of the structure, whilst also providing a substantial space frame upon which a glass facade will be mounted.

Courtesy of Planning Korea
Courtesy of Planning Korea

Comprised of a combination of private condominiums and hotel rooms, the hotel will also feature a swimming pool suspended in a "belt" linking the building's dual cores. Rooftop sky facilities will adorn the hotel's top level, while LED lights at lower levels create a media facade.

Approaching ground level the structure assumes a form evocative of Korean traditional housing, the Hanok. Planning Korea hope to "form a village" using these modernized versions of the traditional typology, interspersing restaurants and retail outlets in their midst.

Courtesy of Planning Korea
Courtesy of Planning Korea

It is envisioned that the resort will allow "activities, recreation and healing within the [sic.] nature" during the 2018 Winter Olympics, after which point it will be used for conventions and other events.

  • Architects

  • Location

    Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do, South Korea
  • Area

    97411.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Planning Korea

Cite: Patricia Arcilla. "Planning Korea Designs Resort Hotel for PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics" 12 Apr 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/618296/planning-korea-designs-resort-hotel-for-pyeongchang-2018-winter-olympics/>
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11 Comments

Katsudon · April 20, 2015

Calm down! This is just a prank. ...Right?

Fxxx Planning korea · April 20, 2015

planning Korea 이병주 이 인간은 건축을 하는 종자도 아니면서
왜 이딴 허접스런 외주업체 조감도를 이곳에 올려
한국 건축을 욕먹이는건지..

패기인건지 좋은 소리를 들을거라 기대를 하고 이곳에 올린건지..
해외에 나와 건축을 하는 한국인으로 참 부끄럽다.
제발 이런 건축이 한국을 대변하는게 아니라는 걸
다른 사람이 알아줬음 좋겠다.. 제발..

http://planningkorea.com/
blog.naver.com/planning00

Ana · April 19, 2015

What is this ?
I am looking at these pictures over the past ten minutes and I am becoming more and more angry.
How can architects be so inhuman ?
This is, as people earlier commented, ugly, unbuildable and STUPID.
What is the idea standing behind that building ?!
I NEVER COMMENT any post, but this post really helped me to write something, thanks stupid colleagues.
And these colorful temples beside ? Are those like... interpretations of traditional architecture ? Traditional architecture with new purpose : ugly amusement park for no one ?!
And water inside with a boat which CANT GO ANYWHERE ? That is the interpretation of water inside japanese garden ?
Please STOP MAKING THIS NONSENSE, please !!!
I need rehab after this, really.

Samuel Floyd Kim · April 19, 2015

한국 회사에서 디자인한게 이런거면 차라리 다시 자하 하디드한테 맡기던가. 디디피도 더이상 욕할수가 없다. 안그래도 평창 올림픽 때문에 주변 한국적인 건축물이 빛을 잃게 생겼는데.

John Delaney · April 13, 2015

Terrible in every way. Not sustainable (greenfield?), not buildable, and without even reading the article, you can tell the design is based on some arbitrary metaphor that in really does not apply to architecture. Then you read the article and you find out the form is based on plankton. Sigh.

This is the plague that Bjarke Ingels and his ilk have inflicted on architecture. Buildings do not need to be designed as metaphors, they need to be designed as buildings - functional, sustainable, efficient, urban buildings - down to the last detail.

Breeze · April 13, 2015 11:47 PM

In some ways, architecture needs some metaphors for more interesting world. They just left things to solve.

Scott Smith · April 13, 2015

I'd love to see the plans with core layouts for this one...

Drew Norton · April 13, 2015

Missing out on a fabulous waterslide opportunity here.

Croco Dile · April 13, 2015

If it wasn't that ugly and slick it could be funny.

tobi · April 13, 2015

I think it is a fantastic design.

Archer David · April 13, 2015

I'm sick of these Korean companies coming up with concepts like "healing" and "green" bullshit.

Ramdom Korean · April 20, 2015 01:55 AM

It's not particularly Korean problem.
Architects always bullshit about something.
Historical bullshit is one of Kahn about a brick wall.

Koguma · April 13, 2015 10:55 PM

Then stop caring?

mozic · April 13, 2015

한심하군... 저기에 얼마나 많은 돈이 들어갈까...

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