Ilsan Y-City Complex
Junglim Architecture, South Korea
Project Type: Mixed Use_Residential, Commercial, Masterplan
Work Scope: 3D modeling, CAD drafting, hand sketch/watercolor, context/site analysis
Team Leaders: Sangpo Lee, Taewoong Yoon
Period: 03. 2010 - 06.2010, construction completion 06. 2016
The essence of this complex project revolves around the illustration of new luxurious life in emerging satellite city of Ilsan, near Seoul. The concept of compact city where everything can be found, a mini-city in its podium yet a solution is needed to distance it from the residential tower above. We derived the concept from the French village where meandering pathways and voluptuous podium facade fascinate the visitors and the residents the same. Podium is a large culture center, retail colonnades, sports complex, educational system, and town hall-administration hub of this district.
The soaring residential towers are sitting on a lifted green landscape on the top of the podium, providing a sense of ground, serenity of greenery yet immediately reconnect to the busy commercial zone below. It functions was a barricade to protect the resident from the noise or visual noise from the ground level. The capacity of the Y-City is stretching to being a mega-living cell of Ilsan.