This proposal for the Yongjia Public Center competition was submitted by Kang Chul-Hee of Idea Image Institute of Architects. The cultural facility will be located in the landmark geographic and social center of the city plan of Yongjia, China. The design is approached at an urban scale to provide a symbolic gateway between the past and present development of the city.
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Rather than simply focusing on the various functions of the Public Center, the architecture becames a portion of the city development as a plan toward Yongjia’s future. The public center will contain various cultural programs and a range of activities for all visitors. Among the programs are a museum, exhibition, performance, and welfare center for teenagers, women, and elders. The center will also feature a local broadcasting station and office space.
The building is located in the southern region therefore a strategy that uses louvers on the facade was developed to reduce the heat gain and insolation on the exposed side. This strategy also provides lounge spaces for pedestrians and visitors to the center. In order to reduce total energy consumption, the southern facade has a minimum amount of windows, while the northern, eastern and western sides have a double-skin facade that helps trap the air to reduce the amount of energy that will be needed for HVAC.
Architect: Chul-Hee, Kang / Idea Image Institute of Architects Location: Yongjia, China Project name: Yongjia public center competition Project Team: Jong-moo, Kim/ Noa-Kim/ Eugene Chun/ Bo-ram, Kim/ Dong-Eon, Kim/ Ye-Ji, Kim/ Hyeon-Joon Lee/ Ho-Jin, Choi/ Jeong-Tae, Gwon/ Chul, Gwon Function: Offices, Cultural facilities Site area: 26,665 m2 Bldg. area: 7,972.84 m2 Total floor area: 84,043 m2 Stories: B1, 22Fl. Height: 98.1 m Structure: SRC