Tower Block Hybrid / Frits van Dongen

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  • Architects In Charge: Frits van Dongen, van Dongen-Koschuch Architects and Planners, de Architekten Cie
  • Design Team: Jason Lee , Jan-Willem Baijense , Marie-Aline Rival , Rene Bos , Magdalena Szczypka , Andrea Sooyoun Kim , Mathew Winter , Daniël Grünberg , Rink Alberda , Rui Duarte , Patrick Koschuch , Miren Leon , Nam Dong Ho , Laura Mezquita Gonzalez , Sasha Hendry , Eun Song Park , Joost Baks , Remi Versteeg , Paulos Kinfu , Ron Garritsen , Lucas Kuncevicius , Ton Dekkers
  • Volume: 498.000m3
  • Client: Korea Land & Housing Corporation
  • City: Seoul
  • Country: South Korea
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Text description provided by the architects. In the hills of the Gangnam district south of the city centre of Seoul is a residential area of 1500 households realized. The initiative for the housing complex of 180.000m2 was launched by the Korea Land and Housing Corporation (KLHC) in April 2010. The objective of the KLHC was providing affordable public housing for low income families with the focus on providing a new public housing prototype in Korea.

Tower Block Hybrid  / Frits van Dongen - Facade
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An urban plan was developed for the Gangnam District that is based on the topography of the landscape of the site. Within the sloping green hills of Gangnam lies an ensemble of urban blocks, a layout that is not seen often in the housing market of Seoul. The design of the urban block is a new typology called ‘Tower Block Hybrids’, conceiving not only housing units but also public roads and private inner courtyards.

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The design of the Tower Block Hybrid proposes not to be another housing tower of just suburban ‘Sleeping City’ but to be a real neighborhood: a community which is connected to Seoul but largely self-sufficient. The existence of a community is based on the possibility for social interconnection and the sense of ownership, a pride of place. To achieve this the Tower Block Hybrid has a clear distinction between public and private outdoor space. Each individual block has its own courtyard that serves as a communal space with sport facilities, playgrounds and gardens. The housing units have a range of different typologies, serving a variety of income levels, households and lifestyles. Each house has a broad view over the landscape providing not only far reaching views but also regulating behavioural control within the block.

Tower Block Hybrid  / Frits van Dongen - Facade, Cityscape
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Address:Gangnam District, Seoul South Korea

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Cite: "Tower Block Hybrid / Frits van Dongen" 07 Jul 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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