KCAP’s scheme will cover 280,000 square meters, providing retail, entertainment, offices, educational facilities, medical facilities, and a hotel. The proposal’s massing promotes a subtle integration with the urban context by responding to the rhythm of surrounding streets. Blending past and future, the architects have created a sustainable, adaptable scheme which preserves historic structures.
A modular system allows for units to be connected or separated, responding to future needs. Meanwhile, the preservation of historic traces and buildings ensures the scheme retains a sense of place and identity, regardless of future adaptations.
KCAP’s proposal presented the most suitable strategy for Sewoon District #4 based on an excellent understanding of historic and urban conditions of the site – Professor On Young Tae, Selection Jury President.
Construction is expected to begin in 2021, with the scheme opening in 2023.
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