Women & family mixed-use complex Seoul
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. This programmatic carpet of connection breaks the rectangular volume of the project and creates a large urban void that can host events and activities. 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. 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.
Seoul Metropolitan Government
20 500 m2
Marina Kounavi, in collaboration with Architects for Urbanity: Irgen Salianji, Karolina Szóstkiewicz, Stavria Psomiadi, Antony Laurijsen