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Relations and Boundaries: D School Complex

NAMELESS Architecture

written by
Na Unchung, Yoo Sorae
photographed by
Roh Kyung
materials provided by
NAMELESS Architecture
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SPACE September 2023 (No. 670) 

 

 

 

Dongwha High School in Namyangju-si was established in the 1950s and has expanded alongside its surrounding urban fabric. After demolishing the dilapidated canteen, the newly constructed D School Complex was extended to include multi-purpose spaces. This place, which lives up to its name as a complex, encourages an expanded understanding of interaction as a consolidated assembly of structures while also underscoring the conceptual complexity of the place. The building houses cultural activities, physical education, dining facilities, and management programmes. The existing concrete, box-shaped, one-storey stru...

 
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Architect

NAMELESS Architecture (Na Unchung, Yoo Sorae)

Design team

Lee Jungho, Lee Changsoo, Gang Taekgyu, Park Jiho

Location

434, Gyeongchun-ro, Namyangju-si, Gyeonggi-do, Ko

Programme

educational facility (school)

Site area

35,008㎡

Building area

7,262.17㎡

Gross floor area

20,487.07㎡

Parking

110

Height

16.6m

Building to land ratio

20.74%

Floor area ratio

54.64%

Structure

RC, steel frame

Exterior finishing

corrugated steel sheet, steel pipe, exposed concr

Interior finishing

white ash plywood, water paint

Structural engineer

EUN Structural Engineering

Mechanical and electrical engineer

HANA Consulting Engineers Co., Ltd.

Construction

Seo Kang General Construction

Design period

Aug. 2020 – Feb. 2021

Construction period

Mar. 2021 – Mar. 2022

Client

Donghwa High School


NAMELESS Architecture
NAMELESS Architecture is an ideas-based design practice. Na Unchung and Yoo Sorae each graduated from Hongik University and Korea University. They also both received an M.Arch. from the University of California, Berkeley in the United States. After establishing NAMELESS Architecture in New York in 2010, they expanded their office to Seoul. They run a practice committed to simplicity in an unpredictable world, where they explore the worlds of architecture, city, and global cultural phenomena.

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