Located in Gangnam station, which has the largest floating population in Korea, ʻGangnam Design Centerʼ is a test bed of lifestyle trend that combines shop in the basement and art studios on the top. The triangle shaped void space in the center of the building creates a ʻLight Columnʼ starts from the basement to the top floor. The shops in the lower level connects to the circulated ramp which makes visitors can travel the inside and outside of the building smoothly.
The upper level is used as a studio or atelier for the designers in clothing, housing and food industry. They all can enjoy the natural lighting and create a community that shares information. In addition, if they can own a shop at the basement, the upper level designers can listen to customerʼs reaction from their stores immediately and develops products according to their customers need.
Location: 825-20 Yeoksam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea
Site Area: 3,371m²