Urban Roof - a new modal paradigm of public buildings
This proposal for South Korea's City Hall, Urban Roof, comes up with a new modal paradigm of public buildings in terms of both architectural and urban scale. It is to be envisaged through two main concepts: Dynamic urban field and Buoying city hall with a massive differentiated louvred roof configuring a dynamic urban field in terms of quantity and quality.
In terms of quantity, ground space should be maximised for the future flexibility and burgeonability of the new city. In terms of quality, it is to make a dynamic field by means of synchronising and vectorising the correlation of matter-objects and matter-movement.
Buoying city hall with a massive differentiated louvred roof provides large continuous louvred interiors like ‘music with articulated notes’. This is partly accessible and partly integrated with photovoltaic modules. The louvre is simply made of cold rolled steel plate, which is prefabricated, insulated and integrated/open-cladded with solar panel. By using the economic standardisation, the large amount of roof is confidently procurable with the current manufacturing capabilities in Korea. The proposal is in collaborations with IIIA, YCA, Arch.S and PlusPlastic for parametric engineering service.