Olympic Gymnastic Arena by HAEAHN and H Architecture | ITSLIQUID

Olympic Gymnastic Arena by HAEAHN and H Architecture

Architecture | August 3, 2016 |

Olympic Gymnastic Arena by HAEAHN and H ArchitectureImage courtesy of HAEAHN and H Architecture

Olympic Gymnastic Arena by HAEAHN and H Architecture

New York’s H Architecture, in collaboration with South-Korea-based Haeahn Architecture, has won a nation-wide competition, organized by the Korea Sports Promotion Foundation, to design the renovation of the 1988 Olympic Gymnastics Arena, which is located within the Olympic Park in Seoul, Korea. The arena will be renovated with the intent to establish a new identity for the building, while preserving its historical significance.

 

Olympic Gymnastic Arena by HAEAHN and H ArchitectureImage courtesy of HAEAHN and H Architecture

 

The arena not only holds historic significance with its role in the 1988 Olympics but is also “the premiere cultural performance venue of Korea,” with its location inside one of the largest man-made public parks in Korea. The circular gallery surrounding the outer edge of the building has been expanded to accommodate a wider range of retail and event-related programs, and prepare the facility for any future expansion.

 

Olympic Gymnastic Arena by HAEAHN and H ArchitectureImage courtesy of HAEAHN and H Architecture

 

Much of the renovation is focused on the roof structure, which has been replaced with a dynamic truss system that references the form of a tornado. The renovation is an important opportunity to preserve a cultural landmark and also establish a new typology of hyper-public cultural performance facility which fulfills the needs of its various users and accommodates a vast range of concerts and other cultural events.

 

 

more. haeahn.com, h-architecture.com

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below

RELATED POSTS


Business Bay by Jacobs

Architecture | January 9, 2021

When Dubai Properties decided to create a globally recognized center of commerce in an underused area of Dubai - one that could stand out against the region's rocketing skyline of mega developments - they partnered with Jacobs for help. Together, we created exciting, innovative and practical solutions to complex planning challenges and development opportunities, securing Business Bay's standing as a visionary city center and leading financial capital of the world. Read more


Rosewood Little Dix Bay. Meyer…

Design | January 7, 2021

Rosewood Little Dix Bay epitomizes tranquility and luxury. Nestled naturally into the surrounding landscape on the crescent-shaped bay of Virgin Gorda - 'the Fat Virgin' christened by Christopher Columbus in 1493 Read more


Apple Marina Bay Sands by…

Architecture | January 4, 2021

Apple Marina Bay Sands is set to be a distinctive presence on the bay, with a 30-metre diameter dome that is a contemporary interpretation of the geodesic dome, using minimal material to enclose the maximum space. Imagined as a clear bubble in the water, it references the sister pavilion through its materiality and site. Read more


Beblau

Design | December 31, 2020

Beblau is a startup from Barcelona, Spain, that was born to enable organization and mobility working from anywhere. They aim to make work life easier, smarter, more flexible and in style for today's workers, the digital nomads. Beblau makes unique and sleek design smart tech organizers. As co-founder Guido Charosky says "It all started with a pain we observed and that we also had ourselves: changing places when working, either at home or in an office, moving from our desktop to a meeting room carrying our stuff around using your laptop as a tray. Nobody uses a backpack within an office to go to a meeting". Read more


Sign up for our Newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our latest updates!