‘Urban Playground’, the winner of the design competition to create a cultural space in the city, provides a new perspective on the everyday.

Design: Hyunje Joo
Architect: Hyunjejoo_Baukunst
Project Year: 03.2022.
Size: 45mx18mx3(H)m
Location: 237, Gamcheon-ro, Seo-gu, Busan, Republic of Korea
Photographer: Hyunjejoo_Baukunst
Client: Busan Architecture Festival, HUG
Manufacturers: Fabbros studio (Yong-hyun Kim, Jacky Jung)
Material: steel pipe
structured and unstructured.

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Many steel pipes are installed in the park, a mix of fake and real columns under load.

The structure is made up of various forms, so it is difficult for people to distinguish the correct function of the pipe. this unspecified form stimulates people’s curiosity and is used differently by users.

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Rethinking the meaning of function.

The “dreaming playground” used to teach to think outside of the box.

In other words, we propose a flexible form that is inferred and used in various ways by users, rather than one fixed usage.

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We hope that it will be an opportunity to ask ourselves once again about the fixed functions.


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