existing use of the site
alongside the nambusunhwan-ro transit road, the site is located in a periphery zone of the city, covered by many public facilities for children and teenagers. the site has had been marked and used as a ‘car park’ for very long, without creating any efficient and viable reminder and support of being and living in a community. now it is time to wake up for a change!
the potential of the site
even though it is out of the central zone, the site resides on a very common road-side, making it a possible hot spot destination, with a bus-stop at the northwest side, and a ‘transit bicycle road’ at the south-east side. proudly triangulating a corner-site, possesses a great potential to generate connections and manage interaction with its surrounding.
new ‘creative music and sound center for youth’ center
the very new facility would stimulate a ‘dynamo effect’ with its young minds and energy. the center would trigger production, interaction, and creativity, by increasing possibilities of communication and creation. the very most dynamic potential of occupants, the center would foster a new identity in the neighborhood. as an extrovert public space, ‘center’ is to enhance and support interaction, not only on an individual human scale but also in public and urban scale, by forming a new communication and programming idea.
one of the most challenging productions of the world, music has a great history and a great future. in terms of running for new horizons, music has always had an experimental infrastructure, which based on inspiration and creativity, supported by interaction, hard work, and communication. open-minded individuals, having strong relations within their world, get the opportunity to offer more input for their experimentation. music is not only about notes, sounds, words, rhythms, melodies, harmonies, repetitions, dynamics, angles, instruments but it also has an invisible algorithm of the expression of human feelings, like happiness, sadness, sorrow, devotion, excitement.. etc.
in that manner, architecture, also like music, is setting up an exquisite relationship between the structural and the internal interferences of the combined body of materials. the project is offering a strong relationship with its surrounding by floating planes over one another, with the flexibility of articulation with the element of deviation, variation, and improvisation on individual floors. every floor above the ground is exactly in the same dimensions except for changing coordinates and composing their own performances in each different level and giving its user experience of heterophony, the same melodic line, with slight individual variations. in this case, sliding planes distort and invert the box inside out and constitute changing exterior and interior areas which engage at a different level of perception with the outside world.
to generate a strong relationship with its surrounding, the project offers garden terraces, that are accessible from all floors, extending experimental indoor use to outside and expressing the unifying of the human being and nature as one body, the building behaves as an instrument of the city, not solely serving as a one function facility but standing out as a cultural, artistic and natural attraction point. the building resides horizontally, giving a chance to the urban green void across the north-west part of the street and is also takes a leaf from the hills that are over the eastern part of the site.
HETEROPHONY CREATIVE MUSIC CENTER
CREATIVE MUSIC & SOUND CENTER FOR YOUTH. 2018 . SEOUL . SOUTH KOREA . 5.800m²