parking complex in korea enfolds multiple levels in scaffolding skin

parking complex in korea enfolds multiple levels in scaffolding skin

steel grid framework emerges in industrial building complex

 

Urban ark architects reinterpret the concept of scaffolding in a recent multi-story parking complex program in Korea. A netting system is applied on the exterior surface of a parking structure located in the center of a large-scale industrial building area in Gyeonggi-do. The team opted for the upgrade of the architectural value of typical parking typology covering the stacked levels of the lot in a grid of perforated steel plates. The scaffolding building skin exposes angled rafters overlaying most of the multi-story car park’s structure, while the ground level hosts commercial facilities displaying a facade of dark brickwork and arched glass shop fronts.

parking complex in korea enfolds multiple levels in scaffolding skin
all images by Changmook Kim

 

 

spiral ramp runs along the interior maximizing parking efficiency

 

Standing out among the industrial buildings, the structure supports the raised parking lot on the upper part, while facilitating commercial functions on the pedestrian axis. The Seoul-based studio arranges the central core of the car park building on the higher levels resolving occurring wasted space in the general layout. A long ramp running along the whole structure maximizes parking efficiency through upward spiral circulation. The mass of the upper three levels is wound by a horizontal aluminum perforated band resting lightly on the foundation. The lightweight frame installs a scaffolding external skin to the building. The lower extremity hardware structure holds horizontal bands of perforated plates, while the supporting exposed rafters are set up at an angle to change transmittance according to the light. As the sun sets, the boundary gradually disappears and becomes transparent and the parking lot seems to float in the center of the industrial complex.

parking complex in korea enfolds multiple levels in scaffolding skin

parking complex in korea enfolds multiple levels in scaffolding skin

 

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parking complex in korea enfolds multiple levels in scaffolding skin
the steel scaffolding emerges from the brick volume of the lot

parking complex in korea enfolds multiple levels in scaffolding skin
the structure supports the raised parking lot on the upper part and commercial functions on the pedestrian axis

parking complex in korea enfolds multiple levels in scaffolding skin
a grid of perforated steel plates covers the stacked parking layers

parking complex in korea enfolds multiple levels in scaffolding skin
the exposed rafters are set up at an angle to change transmittance according to the light

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parking complex in korea enfolds multiple levels in scaffolding skin
as the sun sets, the boundary gradually disappears making the parking lot appear floating

 

 

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parking complex in korea enfolds multiple levels in scaffolding skin
 
parking complex in korea enfolds multiple levels in scaffolding skin
 

project info:

 

name: P.ark Complex
designer: urban ark architects@urban_ark

location: Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

photography: Changmook Kim

 

 

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edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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