OMA / Chris van Duijn Wins Bid to Design Hongik College’s New Campus in Seoul
OMA / Chris van Duijn gained the competitors to design a brand new campus for Hongik College in Seoul, South Korea. The proposal introduces a cluster of low-rise buildings interconnected by a community of public areas molded on the prevailing topography of the location. The design goals to reemphasize the college’s connection to town and its neighboring areas and to introduce greenery and numerous open areas making a seamless connection between roof terraces, out of doors courtyards, and sunken plazas. The successful proposal was chosen from the entries from established worldwide practices, together with SANAA, Herzog & de Meuron, Renzo Piano Constructing Workshop, and David Chipperfield Architects.
The non-public college, famend for its design and humanities applications, has continued to increase on the slopes of the Wau mountain since its beginnings within the Fifties. This 12 months, the native authorities eased restrictions on constructing on college grounds, opening the potential for growing a brand new campus positioned on an open area on the foot of the mountain.
In keeping with OMA< the undertaking is conceived as an extension of the Wau mountain, using a topographic method and strategically positioning the buildings in order that their roofs can act as interwoven paths sheltered by timber and related to the primary entry factors of the location. The community of sloping out of doors courtyards represents an invite for college kids to assemble and work together informally. As well as, the geometry of the courtyards permits pure mild to enter deep into the campus.
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From a practical perspective, the buildings are organized in three major sectors: high-tech laboratories close to the Engineering School, pupil facilities within the heart, and maker areas positioned towards the Hongdae neighborhood. A brand new artwork heart is positioned in the midst of the event, whereas the perimeter is occupied by a multipurpose studying hub. Your complete campus is designed in order that no kind of facilities is positioned at greater than three ranges aside, permitting circulation to movement via all of the buildings and the reference to the bigger neighborhood is strengthened.
The brand new Hongik campus provides one other chapter to OMA’s involvement in cultural tasks in Seoul. This can be a undertaking that shies away from typical labels: it’s a constructing, a grasp plan, and panorama design abruptly. It purposely avoids standing out and invitations it to be found regularly. In doing so, it goals to reestablish the connection the college as soon as had with the neighborhood. – Chris van Duijn, Companion at OMA
Lately, OMA/Shohei Shigematsu has inaugurated the long-anticipated Buffalo AKG Artwork Museum, a recent intervention in a historic web site. The workplace has additionally unveiled the design of their first undertaking in Bangladesh, the Dhaka Tower, set to develop into one of many tallest buildings within the nation, and the competition-winning design for UniCredit’s new Headquarters in Munich, Germany, a undertaking led by Reinier de Graaf.