©dʼMA Architectures + Chang Architects + Songsin Architects
On Apr. 22, Jeonju-si announced the results of the Design Competition for Construction of the Social Solidarity Coexisting Center. With a total project cost of 11.5 billion won and a land area of 1,357m2, the project is expected to play a vital role in introducing a more virtuous cycle in the economy of the region by providing a platform for product sales and distribution to social enterprises while also gifting Jeonju citizens a complex cultural space founded on local products. The interior space will consist of a hall for local company product demonstration sales, storage facilities, co-working offices, a community space used by all Jeonju citizens, a book café, and a gallery for performances and exhibitions. As a result of the screening, the design proposal submitted by d’MA Architectures (principal, Byun Namil) + Chang Architects (principal, Jung Hyuna) + Songsin Architects (principal, Shin Soonjung) was selected and evaluated as impressive for its ‘placement plan in consideration of surrounding conditions’, the ‘organic connection between exterior and interior and excellent space utilisation’, and ‘appropriate zoning of indoor space and connection between floors’.