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Health & Sports Education Center of Kang-won National University / Idea Image Institute of Architects

Health & Sports Education Center of Kang-won National University / Idea Image Institute of Architects
Courtesy of Kang Chul-Hee and Idea Image Institute of Architects
Courtesy of Kang Chul-Hee and Idea Image Institute of Architects

Designed by Kang Chul-Hee and Idea Image Institute of Architects, the Health & Sports Education Center attracts local residents’ participation and heightens its value as a community sports center. Located on the eastern part of Kang-won University’s Choon-Chun Campus, it is somewhat secluded from its surroundings. So in order to adapt to the steep landscapem, the center’s swimming pool and education facility are designed with multi-level entrances, emphasizing a diverse entryway and an adventurous space. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Entering through multi-level entrances, the underground level houses daily sports programs for faculty, students and local residents while the ground level houses education facilities and classrooms. Main facilities, such as the swimming pool, gym, and exhibition hall are located on the second level, which can be accessed from the front plaza. Professor’s offices are on the third and fourth levels which are designed to face southeast considering their usage.

Courtesy of Kang Chul-Hee and Idea Image Institute of Architects
Courtesy of Kang Chul-Hee and Idea Image Institute of Architects

The consideration of nature and efficient maintenance promoted a green campus image. Using skylights and power windows provided the solution for swimming pool condensation and secured enough natural light for the stadium. Interesting space with attractive structure and a three dimensional deck vitalizes the sports facility. Sensuous and creative figures are expected to become Choon-Chun’s landmark.

Courtesy of Kang Chul-Hee and Idea Image Institute of Architects
Courtesy of Kang Chul-Hee and Idea Image Institute of Architects

“Endless Green Flow” is planned to be an environment friendly sports center, and it embodied an image of Mobius Strip, based on Kang-Won University’s ideology: Continuity and Eternity. It is expected to go beyond the idea of a mundane sports center, and as Kang-Won University’s vigorous and aspiring space, the center is to be a continuous sustainable design coexisting with nature.

Courtesy of Kang Chul-Hee and Idea Image Institute of Architects
Courtesy of Kang Chul-Hee and Idea Image Institute of Architects

Architect: Chul-Hee, Kang and Idea Image Institute of Architects Project Team: Jong-moo, Kim; Yong-won, Kim; Noa, Kim; Eugene Chun Bo-ram, Kim; Jeong-Tae, Gwon; Ji-Hyung Kim; Moo-Jong, Yoo; Chul, Gwon Location: Gangwon-do, Korea Function: Education & Research facilities Site area: 9,000㎡ Bldg. area: 4,990.10㎡ Total floor area: 9,437.44㎡ Stories: B1, 4Fl. Height: 22.85m Structure: Reinforced concrete, Steel, Steel truss Finish: Aluminium panel, Wood louver

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Cite: Alison Furuto. "Health & Sports Education Center of Kang-won National University / Idea Image Institute of Architects " 18 May 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/134897/health-sports-education-center-of-kang-won-national-university-idea-image-institute-of-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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