SPACE February 2024 (No. 675)
‘NEW HONGIK: International Invited Design Competition for Hongik University Seoul Campus’ (hereinafter NEW HONGIK International Invited Design Competition) is a masterplan for a future campus that will create 136,197m2 of new space on the 29,837m2 site of Hongik University’s Seoul campus. As the first large-scale masterplan since the university’s founding, it will use one-third of the current campus area to create new space equivalent to one-half of the current facility area. It is expected to be completed in 2031 at an estimated construction cost of 441 billion KRW. The street in front of Hongik University is like an axis along which Seoul’s cultural landscape operates, known for its youth and indie culture. It is not only a popular tourist attraction in Seoul for many domestic and foreign visitors, but also a kind of hometown for artists. This project also offers something of a spatial realisation of Hongik University’s identity, which intergrates the culture of the Korean urban street in front of Hongik University with such an institution’s international context.
The winning entry of OMA
Conception of the Underground Campus
Hongik University’s Seoul campus occupies 269,679m2 of space for over 22,000 students, with a...