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Dominique Perrault's Crystalline Glass Scheme Wins Competition for Underground Multi-Modal Hub in Seoul

16:30 - 1 November, 2017
Dominique Perrault's Crystalline Glass Scheme Wins Competition for Underground Multi-Modal Hub in Seoul, © Rayus, Dominique Perrault Architecte, adagp
© Rayus, Dominique Perrault Architecte, adagp

Dominique Perrault Architecture has been selected as the winner of an international competition to design the Gangnam International Transit Center, a new multimodal hub and shopping center located in the heart of Seoul, South Korea.

Called Lightwalk, the project will be centered around a below and above ground axial corridor described by the architects as  “minimalistic, yet incredibly powerful gesture” in dialogue with the nearby Han River, Tancheon Stream and the mountains beyond. Within the “groundwalk” and surrounding area will be exhibition spaces, cafes, restaurants, offices and an educational center. Underground spaces will be located beneath a crystalline glass roof, connecting program back to the city and natural light and air.

See the full description from the architects below.

© Rayus, Dominique Perrault Architecte, adagp © Rayus, Dominique Perrault Architecte, adagp © Rayus, Dominique Perrault Architecte, adagp © Rayus, Dominique Perrault Architecte, adagp + 18

SEOULLO Skygarden / MVRDV

00:00 - 27 October, 2017
SEOULLO Skygarden / MVRDV, © Ossip van Duivenbode
© Ossip van Duivenbode

© Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode + 71

  • Architects

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea
  • Category

  • Design Team

    Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs, Nathalie de Vries, Wenchian Shi, Kyosuk Lee, Kai Wang, Ángel Sánchez Navarro, Jaewoo Lee, Antonio Luca Coco, Matteo Artico, Jaime Domínguez Balgoma
  • Landscape Architect

    Ben Kuipers
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Fighting House / studio_suspicion

22:00 - 19 October, 2017
Fighting House / studio_suspicion, © Ryoo, In Keun
© Ryoo, In Keun

© Ryoo, In Keun © Ryoo, In Keun © Ryoo, In Keun © Ryoo, In Keun + 34

  • Architects

  • Location

    185-15 Sageun-dong, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Park, Tae Sang ; Cho, Soo Young
  • Area

    274.78 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Jam2go / Betwin Space Design

20:00 - 29 September, 2017
© Yong-joon Choi
© Yong-joon Choi

© Yong-joon Choi © Yong-joon Choi © Yong-joon Choi © Yong-joon Choi + 26

Crevice House / ThEPlus Architects

22:00 - 26 September, 2017
Crevice House  / ThEPlus Architects, © In Keun Ryoo
© In Keun Ryoo

© In Keun Ryoo © In Keun Ryoo © In Keun Ryoo © In Keun Ryoo + 45

  • Architects

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Hanjun Cho
  • Design Team

    Dowon Seo, Hyunwoo Lee, Namhi Kwun
  • Area

    133.92 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Brick Cubes / Design Guild

22:00 - 8 September, 2017
Brick Cubes / Design Guild, Courtesy of Design Guild
Courtesy of Design Guild

Courtesy of Design Guild Courtesy of Design Guild Courtesy of Design Guild Courtesy of Design Guild + 40

Greycouch / IDEACOUCH

19:00 - 8 September, 2017
Greycouch / IDEACOUCH, © Taehyun Ryu
© Taehyun Ryu

© Taehyun Ryu © Taehyun Ryu © Taehyun Ryu © Taehyun Ryu + 34

Dominique Perrault and Students Envision Underground Solutions for an Underused Gallery at the 2017 Seoul Biennale

16:55 - 5 September, 2017
Dominique Perrault and Students Envision Underground Solutions for an Underused Gallery at the 2017 Seoul Biennale, © Dominique Perrault SUBLABEPFL x EWHA
© Dominique Perrault SUBLABEPFL x EWHA

Currently on display outside the Zaha Hadid-designed Dongdaemum Design Plaza as part of the 2017 Seoul Biennale, the Groundscape eXPerience Pavilion is a 30-meter-long steel grid structure featuring a sequence of 28 experiments of underground architecture by 60 university students from Swiss Institute of Technology (EPFL) and EWHA Women's University (Seoul, South Korea).

Led by professor Dominique Perrault, the installation is a scale model of the 2.7 kilometer Seoul city central Euljiro underground gallery, an underutilized market space in the city center. The 28 “urban fossils” explore possibilities for the revitalization of the gallery, reimagining the structure as an urban link that is part of a larger “network of urban substance and material.”

© Dominique Perrault SUBLABEPFL x EWHA © Dominique Perrault SUBLABEPFL x EWHA © Namgoong Sun © Dominique Perrault SUBLABEPFL x EWHA + 23

Chosunoak The Oak / By Seog Be Seog + mmoa. Studios

19:00 - 28 August, 2017
Chosunoak The Oak / By Seog Be Seog + mmoa. Studios, © Yongjoon Choi
© Yongjoon Choi

© Yongjoon Choi © Yongjoon Choi © Yongjoon Choi © Yongjoon Choi + 33

  • Architects

  • Location

    229-1 Euljiro-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Category

  • Architects in Charge

    Junwoong Seog (By Seog Be Seog), Jinwoong Kim (mmoa. Studios)
  • Area

    206.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Harim Group Headquarters Building / The Beck Group

20:00 - 11 August, 2017
Harim Group Headquarters Building / The Beck Group, © Sung Hoon Yum
© Sung Hoon Yum

© Sung Hoon Yum © Sung Hoon Yum © Sung Hoon Yum © Sung Hoon Yum + 20

Courtyard House / Design Guild

17:00 - 11 August, 2017
Courtyard House / Design Guild, Courtesy of Design Guild
Courtesy of Design Guild

Courtesy of Design Guild Courtesy of Design Guild Courtesy of Design Guild Courtesy of Design Guild + 50

  • Architects

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea
  • Category

  • Area

    124.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016

Loft House 'The black' / Design Guild

20:00 - 7 August, 2017
Loft House 'The black' / Design Guild, Courtesy of Design Guild
Courtesy of Design Guild

Courtesy of Design Guild Courtesy of Design Guild Courtesy of Design Guild Courtesy of Design Guild + 32

Namdeamun Office Building / Mecanoo

00:00 - 28 July, 2017
Namdeamun Office Building / Mecanoo, © Kyungsub Shin
© Kyungsub Shin

© Kyungsub Shin © Kyungsub Shin © Kyungsub Shin © Kyungsub Shin + 11

Hyundai Card - Cooking Library / Blacksheep + One O One Architects

20:00 - 24 July, 2017
Hyundai Card - Cooking Library  / Blacksheep +  One O One Architects, © Kyungsub Shin
© Kyungsub Shin

XYZ Formula / WGNB

20:00 - 18 July, 2017
XYZ Formula / WGNB, © Yongjoon Choi
© Yongjoon Choi

© Yongjoon Choi © Yongjoon Choi © Yongjoon Choi © Yongjoon Choi + 15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Jonghwan Baek, Sungchil Park
  • Area

    3500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Versatile Hanbok Creates Space / Farming Architecture

19:00 - 6 July, 2017
Versatile Hanbok Creates Space / Farming Architecture, © Kyungsub Shin
© Kyungsub Shin

© Kyungsub Shin © Kyungsub Shin © Kyungsub Shin © Kyungsub Shin + 17

Liberty Lounge / Simplex Architecture

22:00 - 5 July, 2017
Liberty Lounge / Simplex Architecture, © Kyungsub Shin
© Kyungsub Shin

© Kyungsub Shin © Young Kim © Young Kim © Young Kim + 38

Eco Bridge Design Winner Creates an Undulating Mountainside Infrastructure in Seoul

06:00 - 30 June, 2017
Eco Bridge Design Winner Creates an Undulating Mountainside Infrastructure in Seoul, Courtesy of KILD
Courtesy of KILD

In response to the Yangjaegogae Eco Bridge Design Competition commissioned by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, SLOPEWALK is a mountain-inspired bridge designed by a Lithuanian team, KILD, proposing a structure evoking the “pictorial passage through the southern slopes of the two discontinued mountain peaks of Mt. Umyeon and Maljukgeori Parks.” Seeing a current infrastructural void, the project aims to unite the two neighboring mountain parks over the Gyeongbu Expressway, as a continuation of the sloped landscape.

Courtesy of KILD Courtesy of KILD Courtesy of KILD Courtesy of KILD + 12