Establishing Busan Station Area by Mimaria Architectural Consultants

Busan Station Area

Busan Station Area
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The Architect wanted a readable design with several layered meanings, expressing the rich South Korean Architectural tradition.

Busan Station Area
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Our vision was based on order; the building followed a modular columnar grid, representing the Urban Gate and Filter. The Plaza represents the Urban Room, a reference to the traditional South Korean Courtyard building complexes.

Busan Station Area
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The Building and Plaza concept evokes South Korean love of order and mystical philosophy; Yin is expressed in the Cultural Hub, Yang in the Technology Hub, with the connections expressing the interconnected nature of the two.

Busan Station Area
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The Vertical Path (Eight Paths of Enlightenment) is another key in expressing South Korean mysticism.

Busan Station Area
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In our design, we have viewed elements in the Urban Landscape as a series of “Jewels” for interaction, learning and growth in the world of Cultural and Technological Creativity.

Busan Station Area
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The organization to the building was envisioned as a continuous cycle of Imagination, Innovation, Investigation, Investment, Exhibition, Teaching, Exploration, and Learning, back to Imagination.

Busan Station Area
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The Mountain Forest Live/Work Complex is a proposal that aims to utilize the large and well-located marshaling yard of Busan Station for rent controlled apartments, boutique offices, open walkable parks, shops, cafes and restaurants.

Busan Station Area
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Location: Busan, South Korea
Architects: Mimaria Architectural Consultants
Client: Busan Metropolitan City, Competition Organized by BAF Organizing Committee
Obtained Prize: 3rd Prize
Total site area: 15,558 m2
Total building area: 8,034 m2
Year: 2015
Images: Courtesy of Mimaria Architectural Consultants

Busan Station Area
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Busan Station Area
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Busan Station Area
Urban Concept
Busan Station Area
Organizational Concept
Busan Station Area
Pods
Busan Station Area
Marshalling Yard
Busan Station Area
Philosophical Movement

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