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Designers Explore an Entirely New Use for Shipping Containers in Seoul’s Design District

01:00 - 22 November, 2014
Designers Explore an Entirely New Use for Shipping Containers in Seoul’s Design District , Information kiosk. Image Courtesy of NL Architects
Information kiosk. Image Courtesy of NL Architects

Fashion, design and architecture collide in Zaha Hadid's recently completed Dongdaemun Design Plaza, one South Korea's most popular tourist destinations. Commissioned by the Design Plaza's Supervisor of Public Space Young Joon Kim of yo2 Architects, the latest development for the plaza is a series of compact kiosks designed to activate the expansive public space surrounding the new building. One of ten teams invited to submit ideas for these new kiosks, Amsterdam-based NL Architects developed a series of impermanent but practical solutions for the plaza. Using new methods for reuse of standard shipping containers, the team proposed a host of kiosks, with two of their designs - an information booth and a miniature exhibition space - being accepted for construction.

See all of NL Architects'  Zaha-inspired shipping container kiosks after the break

Courtesy of NL Architects Information kiosk. Image Courtesy of NL Architects Information kiosk. Image Courtesy of NL Architects Courtesy of NL Architects + 28

Soohwarim / Design Group Oz

00:00 - 14 March, 2012
Soohwarim / Design Group Oz, © Kim Jae-kyeong
© Kim Jae-kyeong

© Lee Sang Muk © Lee Sang Muk © Lee Sang Muk © Lee Sang Muk + 16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hwangnak-ri, Haemi-myeon, Seosan-si, Chungcheongnam-do, Korea
  • Architect

    Design Group Oz  - Im Sang Jin, Shin Seung Soo, Choi Jae Won
  • Site area

    976 sqm
  • Building area

    265.92 sqm
  • Gross floor area

    371.41sqm
  • Photographs