Korea, Pavilion,Competition

Creates not only numeral possibilities for exploitation but also a lovely environment in the heart of nature - the ocean.

 

CONCEPTION OF THE URBAN SURROUNDINGS

The new pavilion is situated at a strategic place – the front row of the whole exhibition complex. This is why, our design team worked towards an effective and spectacular composition, which can be perceived well from any viewpoint. In a way, it would also organize and form the impression of the expo complex as a whole. The cone-like volume of the pavilion seems to float over rays of light over the water, recalling the image of the hat of a bathing Korean girl.

FUNCTIONAL CONCEPTION

Our team tried to conform to the given requirements as strictly as possible. The team’s main effort was to achieve maximum flexibility and a variety of functions of the building. We accomplished this by using vast open spaces with a direct view towards the bay. The ocean represents the main focus of our project.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

The newly-built complex has a vast area character and so a crucial problem is how to bring in natural light and air. Our proposal is to use glass in the construction of the roof so that natural light could get to the lower levels. By using the effect of the “thermal chimney,” we can achieve good natural ventilation, as well as heating in the colder days. The air heated by the sun flows up towards the openings in the roof glass and the valves in the upper part of the roof; in this manner, the air creates a flow that drags the heated air outside the building. This process significantly lowers the need for artificial ventilation. Photovoltaic panels will be built in the roof structure, which would lead to major savings in terms of energy.

ARCHITECTURAL IMAGE

The focus of our team was to create a modern building, united with the local and national traditions. A true megastructure, an intelligent building – a machine of the 21st century with a clear composition that organizes space. This building creates not only numeral possibilities for exploitation but also a lovely environment in the heart of nature – the ocean.