Common Ground / URBANTAINER

Common Ground / URBANTAINER

Common Ground / URBANTAINERCommon Ground / URBANTAINERCommon Ground / URBANTAINERCommon Ground / URBANTAINER+ 35

  • Architects: URBANTAINER
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  5300
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Dongguk, Noroo
  • Landscape:LIVESCAPE / Seungjong Yoo
  • Structural Engineer:PAN Structural Engineering Inc.,Gaon ENG
  • Construction:Kolon Environmental Service Co., Ltd.
  • Modular Construction:Kolon Environmental Service Co., Ltd.
  • City:Seoul
  • Country:South Korea
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Text description provided by the architects. Common Ground is the result of an experiment of revitalising unused land in the middle of the city. By applying prefab methods, e.g. producing modules in a factory, transporting them to the construction site and assembling them on-site, it was possible to reduce the construction time of the 5300 m2 building to five months. 

In order to maximise the usage efficiency of the elongated rectangular shaped land, the architectural form is based on a center square connecting two buildings. 

At the traffic-heavy main street side, container modules were stacked to give the building exterior more impact and draw attention from passers-by. The mass on the opposite side has been kept open to naturally connect to the visitor flow of the surrounding environment and invite people in more easily. 

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The two buildings, STREET MARKET and MARKET HALL, are both based on container architecture but are designed with different characteristics in mind.

The containers of the Street Market are arranged in a protruding configuration, highlight the individual modules and give the exterior more impact. The Market Hall is made of 12m long-span container modules which are used as separated shopping booths. Same- sized modules as roof of the hall create a usable terrace area on the third floor. 

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Address:17-1 Jayang-dong, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, South Korea

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Cite: "Common Ground / URBANTAINER" 16 Feb 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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