dror envisions rising grass-covered disks for seoul share square dror envisions rising grass-covered disks for seoul share square
oct 14, 2015

dror envisions rising grass-covered disks for seoul share square

dror envisions rising grass-covered disks for seoul share square
all images courtesy of studio dror

 

 

 

the new-york based studio dror proposed a new design for a square which was the site of the former national tax service building of seoul. part of an entry to a competition, the architectural response is based on creating an accessible public space, while being sensitive to the existing context and encouraging community spirit with a thus platform of self-expression.

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the firm proposed a rising grass-covered disk platform

 

 

 

called the ‘seoul share square’, the dynamic proposal articulates around a physical and virtual plaza that serves as a platform for sharing ideas. the interesting form stands out among among the city’s urban fabric- bringing people from different industries, cultures and ages. visualized as a rising, tiered and layered surface, the grass-covered disks facilities as a recording stage. allowing the public to climb to their chosen height, the lifted stepped layout reflects a theater-style seating and provides unobstructed views.

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acting as a amphitheater and recording studio, the underside reveals seamless connections to public transportation

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the square is always open: open mic, open stage, an open platform for ideas

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the proposal was entered into the sejong-daero historic cultural space design competition

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a distinctive layered platform would occupy the square

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the disks’ stepped orientation echoes theater-style seating, providing unobstructed views from any vantage point

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sectional drawing

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