A MAGIC LANTERN ILLUMINATING THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

Kindergarder Daedong, Busan (Korea) - Facade Danpalon® 10, ice, grey, orange, 650 m² - Architect : Seong Yeongui (Korea) - Installer : Coreano (Korea)

By remodelling the facade of the Daedong kindergarten at Busan (Korea), the goal was not only to give a new image to an austere building, but also to promote revival and change in the neighbourhood’s atmosphere.

The starting point is a dark building made of bricks, wood and painted cement with square shapes, which differs little from surrounding buildings.


avant apresI wanted to recreate the qualities of imagination and creativity that are found in children by tilting the new facing by 15 degrees with respect to the original facade, which was possible thanks to the lightness of Danpalon®, a material which also provides a more modern image than bricks” explains Seong Yeongui, Project Architect.

 

 

 

IMG 1643 copyA lighting system embedded in the facade transforms it into an additional lighting point at night, which contributes to the urban landscape of a neighbourhood consisting of accommodation and shopping malls.

“The buildings all around are dark and covered with advertising signs,” says the architect. “By becoming a bright spot in the urban night, the kindergarten takes on another architectural and cultural dimension. It stimulates the curiosity of residents and passers-by; it provides the values and philosophy of the activity taking place inside..

 

 

IMG 1706 copyThe gamble seems to have succeeded as numerous people stop to observe, or even photograph this unique building because of its design and lighting.”

facade   ▪    Vented rainscreen   ▪    roofing   ▪    canopy   ▪    interior

Practical information

ceNorme EN n°16153

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