OMA / Chris van Duijn Wins Bid to Design Hongik College’s New Campus in Seoul
OMA / Chris van Duijn received 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 present topography of the positioning. The design goals to reemphasize the college’s connection to town and its neighboring areas and to introduce greenery and varied open areas making a seamless connection between roof terraces, outside courtyards, and sunken plazas. The profitable 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 personal college, famend for its design and humanities packages, has continued to increase on the slopes of the Wau mountain since its beginnings within the Fifties. This yr, the native authorities eased restrictions on constructing on college grounds, opening the opportunity of creating a brand new campus positioned on an open discipline on the foot of the mountain.
In line with OMA< the venture 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 bushes and linked to the principle entry factors of the positioning. The community of sloping outside courtyards represents an invite for college students to collect 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 useful standpoint, the buildings are organized in three important sectors: high-tech laboratories close to the Engineering College, pupil facilities within the middle, and maker areas positioned towards the Hongdae neighborhood. A brand new artwork middle is positioned in the midst of the event, whereas the perimeter is occupied by a multipurpose studying hub. The whole campus is designed in order that no kind of facilities is positioned at greater than three ranges aside, permitting circulation to move by 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 initiatives in Seoul. This can be a venture that shies away from typical labels: it’s a constructing, a grasp plan, and panorama design . It purposely avoids standing out and invitations it to be found progressively. In doing so, it goals to reestablish the connection the college as soon as had with the neighborhood. – Chris van Duijn, Accomplice at OMA
Not too long ago, OMA/Shohei Shigematsu has inaugurated the long-anticipated Buffalo AKG Artwork Museum, a up to date intervention in a historic web site. The workplace has additionally unveiled the design of their first venture 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 venture led by Reinier de Graaf.