Seoul Urban Womb

Seoul Urban Womb by Architects for Urbanity




Seoul Urban Womb
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Seoul Urban Womb is designed as an organic urban womb that intensifies spatially and programmatically the urbanity of the site and the wider area.

Seoul Urban Womb
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The building consists of a compact rectangular volume that is interrupted by a sequence of voids to create a dynamic network of activities inside the building.

Seoul Urban Womb
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The main void of the project is defined by the big pixelated plinth and resembles an over-scaled urban living room or lecture theatre for the community of Women and Families of Seoul to exist together in a common three-dimensional network and perform their daily activities within an open platform.

Seoul Urban Womb
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The project develops a strong direct urban intervention by connecting the train station of the area with the Women Plaza through the new building of the facility.

Seoul Urban Womb
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This programmatic carpet of connection breaks the rectangular volume of the project and creates a large urban void that can host events and activities.

Seoul Urban Womb
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A large 5-floors-high urban door opens to enhance the continuity and welcome the fusion between public and private, inside and outside, as well as transition from the urban to the domestic.

Seoul Urban Womb
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As a result, rather that breaking the program into several smaller volumes, the proposal condenses all of it into a single orthogonal envelope, suggesting efficiency and unity as the future of sustainability both in environmental and social terms. Source by Architects for Urbanity

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  • Location: Seoul, South Korea
  • Architects: Architects for Urbanity
  • Project Team: Irgen Salianji, Marina Kounavi, Karolina Szóstkiewicz, Stavria Psomiadi, Antony Laurijsen
  • Client: Seoul Metropolitan Government
  • Status: Competition Proposal
  • Total Area: 20.500 m2
  • Parking Spots: 120
  • Year: 2016
  • Images: Courtesy of Architects for Urbanity
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