|By YRestudio Iñigo Redondo Estudio de arquitectura Collaborators: Poliedro estudio|
The Project is located in Mia Dong, at the south of the Gangbuk district, in a transitional zone between the Samgaksan-Dong area (very densely populated, following a urban layout of high residential blocks), and the Solsaem-Ro area, also residential, but much less dense, based on a domestic scale urban design of 2 floor buildings and neighborly streets.
The building will articulate this dual character offering two different scales to each of the neighborhoods it has to connect.
The unity between both buildings will be achieved by means of a great public park, which not only will cover the roof of the sports facility, but will climb through the walls of the cultural facility allowing an increase on the green area of the original site.
This park will accomplish a triple role:
For the arts education center it has been considered a vertical gradient from the most public uses on the ground floor to the most private ones on the fifth floor. Education program is located over the black box auditorium (which is on the first floor and connected to the lobby), and the operation area has its own roof terrace. Most of divisions are planned flexible to adapt to multiple configurations.
Regarding the facilities, the guideline has been a combination of different sustainable and passive systems with low emission technologies, orientation, and the use of the thermal inertia of the architecture. It is considered geothermal energy for cooling and heat support to a biomass heater.
It is planned the use of a smart grid system for a combined energy and resources management.