Latent City

bringing urban potential into architecture

Type: Urban Rehabilitation

Year: 2013

Status: Schematic Design 

Judges: Kengo Kuma, Riken Yamamoto, Kiyoshi Sakurai, Taro Ashihara, Teruo Kobayashi, Hiroshi Naiko

Location: Seoul, Korea

Team: Kyungsik Kim

Awards: the 48th Central Glass Int'l Architectural Design Competition, Shinkenchiku Japan_2nd Place

Publication: JA #92   

In the old, dilapidated manufacturing district in Seoul, intangible networks of materials and products are still existing, although they have  been weakened as manufacturing industries decline. Moreover, spirits of artisans are found around the site, implying that this site can be revitalized by adding new elements: art studios. 

New elements will stimulate the surrounding environment by strengthening the existing networks. Furthermore, this new village as a whole will expand to another parts of a city, establishing a new cultural identity.

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SITE SELECTION

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FINDING URBAN POTENTIAL

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SITE SPECIFICATION AND PHASED DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY

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PHASE 2 DEVELOPMENT

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A JOURNEY ALONG THE NEW CULTURAL WAY

CROSS SECTION ALONG THE NEW CULTURAL WAY

PHYSICAL MODEL