Gimpo Art Hall / G.Lab*

Gimpo Art Hall / G.Lab*

Situated on the southern bank of the Han River, Gimpo is a city in the process of transforming from an agricultural economy toward a consumer-based economy. Seoul architects G.Lab*’s, of Gansam Partners, proposal for the Gimpo Art Hall embraces the fact that the city is emerging as a contemporary regional hub and the design also reflects upon the region’s history.

More about the project and more images after the break.

Located on the eastern end of a city block, the art hall emphasizes pedestrian access by incorporating a friendly walk into the design.  The building mass is also lifted above the street level to create a covered pedestrian plaza.

Aesthetically, the structure sprouts from the ground, branches, multiplies, and envelopes the building.  This structural-aesthetic reinforces Gimpo’s roots and modernization, while creating an interesting play on light and shadow.  A Floating Theater nested inside the building volume allows for varying degrees of apertures which punctuate views from the interior and reveal the cityscape below.

Gimpo Art Hall

Architect: G.Lab* by Gansam Partners Location: Gimpo, South Korea Client: City of Gimpo Project architect: Chuloh Jung Design team: Youn-Sook Hwang, Lawrence Ha, Sang-Hyun Son, Krittin Campitak, Kyung-Mi Ahn, Namjoo Kim Project area: 8,150 sqm Competition Year: 2009 Construction Year: 2010 Status: Construction Documentation Phase

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Cite: Karen Cilento. "Gimpo Art Hall / G.Lab*" 17 Nov 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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