Urban Infrastructure, Changing to New Paradigm
Function of Urban Infrastructure
Due to rapid urbanization and population growth in 1970-1990, infrastructure expansion oriented developments were pursued in order to maintain citizen’s life and function. Infrastructure naturally takes place in the city according to recent change and expansion of city organization. However, as sustainability and environment-friendly issues raised original purpose and function of infrastructure has ostracized by people and considered as unwanted public facilities. This shows the necessity of changing its function from simple physical function to restoring the region.
Among city infrastructures, there are approximately 33 public parking facilities in Seoul. It could be divided into two types: parking facility near mountain and parking facility on flatland. The scale of parking facility near mountain is small and it is located at the very end of the road. The scale of parking facility located on flatland is relatively large and located adjacent to major arterial roads of the city.
Jeongneung-dong bus public parking facility is located near mountain area and adjacent to dead-end of road. This reveals typical characteristics of residential area near city boundary. Dead-end of the road is commercially vitalized as it is the starting point of hiking trail, but it is inevitable for being vulnerable compare to city center as it is geographically isolated from urban public facilities. In addition, the slope of city boundary area near mountain is extraordinarily steep compare to other areas in Seoul. This means conceptual change in accessibility. Innovative idea on accessibility, which considers vertical height as well instead of simply calculating horizontal distance on plane, is required.
Combination of Programs
Jeongneung 4-dong is lack in cultural services due to its geographical condition. Programs that can vitalize this area and respond to future value for practical use of infrastructure is urgently required. We will connect communication between regions and transfer the place into 3 dimensional space where citizen can experience and participate through new interpretation which allows fusion of region community programs and infrastructure.
Change of Design Competition Method
This competition pushes forward a restricted competition which can provide chances to architects under age of 45 to overcome the limit of entering competition market and also a propose competition for their proposal of original and fresh ideas.
We are trying to discover outstanding domestic and international architects and draw innovative design plan through this process. Discovering the first representative case that can reinterpret function of urban infrastructure as a starter, we are planning to continuously hold competitions to provide new utilization method per urban infrastructure types.
TitleYoung Architects’ competition 2016 : Creating Parking Facility Cultural Space
ScheduleAnnouncement | ‘16.3.18
Registration | ‘16.3.18 ~ ‘16.4.20
Questions Posted by Entrant | ‘16.3.24 ~ ‘16.3.25
Answers Posted by PA | ‘16.3.30
Submission of Entries | ‘16.4.21 17:00
Evaluation | ‘16.4.27 ~ 4.29
Announcement of Winners | ‘16.5.2
Award Ceremony & Exhibition | ‘16.5.6
Venue1st Prize (1team) | Grant Design Right
2nd Prize (1team) | Prize Money 8 million KRW
3rd Prize (6team) | Prize Money 5 million KRW pre team
QualificationArchitects who are Under the age of 45 [who was born after Jan 1st, 1971] / including foreign licensed architect