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Parsa Khalili and ATELIERPAP Propose Public Plazas and Open Plans for The Busan Hub of Creative Economy

Parsa Khalili and ATELIERPAP Propose Public Plazas and Open Plans for The Busan Hub of Creative Economy
Parsa Khalili and ATELIERPAP Propose Public Plazas and Open Plans for The Busan Hub of Creative Economy , Elevation Rendering. Image Courtesy of Parsa Khalili
Elevation Rendering. Image Courtesy of Parsa Khalili

Parsa Khalili and ATELIERPAP have received an honorable mention for their proposal in a competition to design the Busan Hub of Creative Economy - part of the first phase of a revitalization project to spread industry, culture and jobs in the South Korean city’s North Port. Reacting to the changing demands of the creative economy, Khalili and Pap have proposed a structure comprising a plinth conjoined with a tower, wrapped in a grand staircase.

Aerial Rendering. Image Courtesy of Parsa Khalili Night View Rendering. Image Courtesy of Parsa Khalili Canyon Rendering. Image Courtesy of Parsa Khalili Interior Rendering. Image Courtesy of Parsa Khalili +10

Parsa Khalili and ATELIERPAP Propose Public Plazas and Open Plans for The Busan Hub of Creative Economy , Elevation Rendering. Image Courtesy of Parsa Khalili
Elevation Rendering. Image Courtesy of Parsa Khalili

Embracing the interdisciplinary exchanges that continually change office culture, Khalili and Pap have formulated a plan not tied to an explicit order or arrangement of functions. The concept suggests new spatial forms “untethered to linear conceptions of circulation and activity.”

Circulation Diagram. Image Courtesy of Parsa Khalili
Circulation Diagram. Image Courtesy of Parsa Khalili

The design philosophy was based on curvilinearity, a metaphor of the building’s flowing spaces, and crystal formations, evidenced in the striated regions of ground, plinth, and tower, and the sections lying therein.  

Longitudinal Section. Image Courtesy of Parsa Khalili Cross Section. Image Courtesy of Parsa Khalili Ground Floor Plan. Image Courtesy of Parsa Khalili Plinth Plan. Image Courtesy of Parsa Khalili +10

The raising of the plinth generates a variety of public plazas at ground level and preserves the highly pedestrian nature of the Busan Station area. Careful consideration was made to keep views and points of access open. Arterial connections converge at the center of the site, creating “a zone of spectacle and exchange between the base of the plinth and the foot of the tower.”

Night View Rendering. Image Courtesy of Parsa Khalili
Night View Rendering. Image Courtesy of Parsa Khalili

The grand staircase leads to a progression of terraces, increasing public space and offering access to a variety of hub-based and adjacent functions and amenities, including the main concourse of the train station. The terraces are organized around the interior space of the plinth, which includes a great hall that can be used as a single interior or split into smaller areas for greater specificity.

Canyon Rendering. Image Courtesy of Parsa Khalili
Canyon Rendering. Image Courtesy of Parsa Khalili

The tower contains a stack of open plan offices, made distinct with multiple double-height atria intended to inspire creative exchanges and promote public space. The building’s height allows for views across the North Port and of the surrounding city.

Interior Rendering. Image Courtesy of Parsa Khalili
Interior Rendering. Image Courtesy of Parsa Khalili

Winners of the competition were announced Thursday, October 8, as part of the Busan International Architectural Culture Festival. The full list of winning entries is available here.

  • Architects

  • Location

    Busan Station
  • Architect in Charge

  • Client

    Busan Metropolitan City, Republic of Korea
  • Area

    0.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
Cite: Vladimir Gintoff. "Parsa Khalili and ATELIERPAP Propose Public Plazas and Open Plans for The Busan Hub of Creative Economy " 10 Oct 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/775070/parsa-khalili-and-atelierpap-propose-public-plazas-and-open-plans-for-the-busan-hub-of-creative-economy/>
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