Friday, May 25, 2007

BUSAN CINEMA COMPLEX , Coop Himmelb(l)au

The proposal for the Busan Cinema Center and home of the Pusan International Film Festival suggests a new intersection between public space, cultural programs, technology and architecture to create lively and vibrant landmarks within the urban landscape as icons of contemporary culture.
The concept envisions an Urban Plaza of four overlapping zones including an Urban Valley, a Red Carpet zone, the Walk of Fame and the PIFF Canal Park.
Roof elements acting as a Virtual Sky connect the objects and zones into a continuous, multi-functional public urban space. Media, technology, entertainment and leisure are merged in an open-architecture of changeable and tailored event experiences. The result is a responsive and changing space of flows acting as an urban catalyst for cultural experimentation and transformation.
Coop Himmelb(l)au
The Busan Cinema Complex - An Urban Plaza
Korea

image © Coop Himmelb(l)au

3 comments:

francisco said...

It is amazing how much volume is captured in the design and how the essential programatic elements are a very small percentage of that volume. One wonders if this is responsible and truly creative or is it more about a personal obsession with heroic monumentality regardless of the program.

Anonymous said...

It's obscene! IOW, it's ugly as sin.

Anonymous said...

this is not architecture

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