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[5x17]Daecheong-dong Small House / JMY architects

  • Architects: JMY architects
  • Location: 2 Daecheong-dong, Jung-gu, Busan, South Korea
  • Project Architect: Jaemin Yoon
  • Area: 192.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Joonhwan Yoon

© Joonhwan Yoon © Joonhwan Yoon © Joonhwan Yoon © Joonhwan Yoon

A House for Nature and People / YLAB

  • Architects: YLAB
  • Location: Nampo-dong, Jung-gu, Busan, South Korea
  • Architect In Charge: Jinok Yang
  • Area: 429.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Trapkay_Junghoon Kim

© Trapkay_Junghoon Kim © Trapkay_Junghoon Kim © Trapkay_Junghoon Kim © Trapkay_Junghoon Kim

SYNWHA Consortium Wins Competition to Design Waterfront Park for Busan North Port

The Busan Port Authority (BPA) has named the SYNWHA Consortium winners of an international competition for the Busan North Port Redevelopment in South Korea. The winning proposal is an "Interactive Pier" slated to transform the original port into a cultural center that celebrates the marriage of mountains, river, and sea, while crafting dynamic connections between the city of Busan and its seaside.

Open Air Market Street. Image Courtesy of SYNWHA Consulting Urban Pier. Image Courtesy of SYNWHA Consulting Urban Core. Image Courtesy of SYNWHA Consulting Harbor Block Garden. Image Courtesy of SYNWHA Consulting

Oryukdo Gawon Restaurant / Jae Heon Jeong

  • Architects: Jae Heon Jeong
  • Location: Yongho-dong, Nam-gu, Busan, South Korea
  • Design Team: Yongsik LIM, Yunho LEE
  • Area: 592.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Youngchea PARK

© Youngchea PARK © Youngchea PARK © Youngchea PARK © Youngchea PARK

Soogook Village / op'us architects

  • Architects: op'us architects
  • Location: 5-2 Amnam-dong, Seo-gu, Busan, South Korea
  • Architect In Charge: Woo Daeseung, Cho Seongki, Kim Hyoungjong
  • Design Team: Park Youseon, Yang Kunsu, Kim Jongdo, Yun Jongwon, Lee Sangdae, Nam Seongjin, Hwang Seoungho, Kim Huiyeon
  • Area: 1056.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Joonhwan Yoon

© Joonhwan Yoon © Joonhwan Yoon © Joonhwan Yoon © Joonhwan Yoon

Waterfront Park Master Plan of the Busan North Port International Competition

BPA (Busan Port Authority) has just announced an international competition for the Waterfront Park Master Plan of the Busan North Port, South Korea. The deadline for registration is June 10. To download all the necessary requirements to participate in the competition, please go to the official website.

Maroin Office Building / Architects Group RAUM

  • Architects: Architects Group RAUM
  • Location: 146-9 Millak-dong, Suyeong-gu, Busan, South Korea
  • Architect In Charge: Oh sin-wook
  • Partner Architect : No Jeong-min
  • Design Team : Ha Joung-un, Park Jeong-a, Lee Chul-woo, Lee Yeong-suk, Kim Dae-won, Yu Seong-cheol, Park Woo-jin
  • Area: 233.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Yoon Joon-hwan

© Yoon Joon-hwan © Yoon Joon-hwan © Yoon Joon-hwan © Yoon Joon-hwan

Busan Cinema Center / Coop Himmelb(l)au

© Duccio  Malagamba
© Duccio Malagamba
  • Architects: Coop Himmelb(l)au
  • Design Principal / Ceo: Wolf D. Prix
  • Project Partner: Michael Volk
  • Project Architect: Günther Weber
  • Design Architects: Martin Oberascher, Jörg Hugo
  • Project Team: Sergio Gonzalez, Rob Henderson, Guthu Hallstein, Matt Kirkham, Veronica Janovska, Dieter Segerer, Markus Baumann, Jasmin Dieterle, Anja Sorger, Jana Kucerova, Jan Brosch, Ivana Jug
  • Client: Municipality of Busan: Kim, Byung-Heui; Cho, Seung-Ho; Chai, Young-Eeon; Seo, Myoung Seok
  • Area: 0.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Duccio Malagamba, Courtesy of Coop Himmelb(l)au

© Duccio  Malagamba © Duccio  Malagamba © Duccio  Malagamba © Duccio  Malagamba

Busan Opera House Competition Proposal / IaN+

The design for the Busan Opera House by IaN+ aims to define a plurality of relationships between different cultures, and, at the same time, to reflect on the value of the Opera House within the contemporary city. The result is a symbolic place representing the city of Busan, not through an icon, but through the image of the city itself which reflects and resolves, becoming thus a meeting point of urbanity and nature. The Opera House embodies the very idea of a public place: a place for cultural and social meeting and sharing. To observe this building means to observe the city, the nature surrounding it, the image of a nation and a culture. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Busan Opera House Second Prize Winning Proposal / designcamp moonpark dmp

Courtesy of designcamp moonpark dmp
Courtesy of designcamp moonpark dmp

The second prize winning proposal for the Busan Opera House, designed by designcamp moonpark dmp, aims at resolving the issue of a lack of much needed public space where people can stroll and enjoy the waterfront activity. The Opera House is an opportunity to give this luxury of space, this water’s edge back to the citizens. Inspired by opera itself and its dramatic scenographies, the facility is designed to create dramatic vignettes of the harbor, the city and the mountains. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Busan Opera House Winning Proposal / Snøhetta

Courtesy of Snøhetta
Courtesy of Snøhetta

Snøhetta was recently selected as the winner of the Busan Opera House Competition in South Korea with their ‘Unpacking the Box’ concept. Their proposal is conceived not as frozen music but rather as an instrument, upon which we can play. This instrument is neither a white cube nor a black box, empty devoid of expression; this Opera building outward expresses the values and ethos of the place and content. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Busan Opera House Proposal: 3rd Prize Winner / Henning Larsen Architects + Tomoon Architects

Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects + Tomoon Architects
Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects + Tomoon Architects

Henning Larsen Architects and Tomoon Architects recently won the third prize in the international competition for designing the new opera in Busan, South Korea. Connecting the citizens of Busan to the waterfront, their design takes it’s inspiration from the particular location in Busan. The clear shape of the grand roof creates a magnificent icon in the vertical context of high-rises and mountains. At the same time it creates a subtle unity with the ocean and the horizon. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Busan Lotte Town Tower / SOM

© SOM
© SOM

Currently under construction, SOM’s Busan Lotte Town Tower  in Busan, South Korea stands over its adjacent waterfront as the new gateway to East Asia. Rising 510 meters, this mixed-use tower will add 6.3 million square feet to this bustling port city. A unique setback language defines its massing that is derived from numerous influences including the compact site, complex program, and optimization of views. The tower will incorporate numerous sustainable features and an efficient concrete structural system that maximizes the efficiency of the 107 floors. More details after the break.

© SOM © SOM © SOM © SOM

Busan Cinema Center Nearing Completion

© Coop Himmelb(l)au
© Coop Himmelb(l)au

The construction of the Busan Cinema Center by architecture firm COOP HIMMELB(L)AU is nearing completion. Slated to be the new home of the Busan International Film Festival, the complex will house cinemas, restaurants, a 1000 seat multifunctional theater, and numerous public spaces. More details after the break.

Busan Opera House Proposal / Eirini Androutsopoulou & Dimitra Maniaki

This proposal, by architects Eirini Androutsopoulou & Dimitra Maniaki, defines a new icon and a strong identity for the city of Busan and drives a direct link between Korea’s past and Korea’s future image. In order to do so, the proposed scheme describes the idea of the Korean garden within the building’s shell and the new Opera House within the Korean garden. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Busan Opera House Proposal / PAPER | TOTEMENT

The shaping concept of the buildings for the Busan Opera House by PAPER | TOTEMENT is based on placing simple forms together with their capacities and location determined by their functional tasks. The outside shape of the achieved agglomerate is made by cutting off the surpluses to make a cube form put on its edge. The aesthetics of the given object depends neither on a separate turn of any of its parts nor on their size or quantity, but is defined by a lot of similar but different elements with its external shape of an ideal Platon body in an unusual twist. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Busan Opera House Proposal / Diana Q. de Saul & Alejendro Munevar

The proposal, by design team Diana Q. de Saul and Alejendro Munevar, consists of an organic building-scape which allows for a variety of recreational and educational activities while creating a cultural icon for Busan. The building is organized around three principal wavelengths generated parametrically based on the pre-existing local tensions: a stunning ocean view to the west, a bustling city to the east, and a thriving cultural district to the south. More images and project description after the break.