ensamble studio calls into question the nature and purpose of the high-rise with its design for the ‘changdong-sanggye urban regeneration project’. the madrid- and boston-based practice aims to rejuvenate the northeastern region of seoul and to provide new cultural opportunities for its citizens. ensamble proposes merging complementary aspects of the urban and natural landscape to build a state-of-the-art ‘platform for living, working and learning.’

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ensamble studio’s sweeping steel gestures follow from floor to floor, the space between them filled with glass planes or left open to create outdoor pavilions. overall, the scheme has a clarity that a use of glass helps achieve, with the absence of complicated details forming an ebb and flow across the venue’s interior spaces. the massive beams form a flexible skeleton to support a variety of programs — a modularity which offers the capacity to be actively developed over time. 

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the studio calls into question the nature and purpose of the high-rise



the ‘changdong-sanggye urban regeneration project’ can be described as a living building, driven by various functionalities brought together and always developing. the complex ‘guarantees integration of infrastructures and spaces over time,’ the architects describe. ‘attached to this framework, secondary structures enclose specific programs and provide them with particular climatic and light conditions. materials used to build these spaces, adapt to their requirements for permanence, flexibility and expressiveness.’

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the project intends to rejuvenate the northeastern region of seoul 

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the start-up center can provide new cultural opportunities

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ensamble studio proposes merging complementary aspects of the urban and natural landscape

ensamble studio
sweeping steel gestures follow from floor to floor

ensamble studio
overall, the scheme has a clarity that a use of glass helps achieve



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