Paju Castle Bridge Shopping Mall
2007 Paju, Korea
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DOWON FIRE PROTECTION
The design is the 1st place winning entry of a limited design competition. Major challenges of the design competition were: 1) to create a landmark shopping experience in Metropolitan Seoul area; 2) to successfully connect four blocks divided by roads and a rivulet; 3) to create a new generation “life-style” shopping mall. The site is located in a world-renown “Paju Book-City” planned community where a strict zoning-codes and a guidance of “design excellence” council codes applies. Our design adopts the pre-planned design guidelines and characters of the community: 1) Segmentalizing each block into smaller building types connected by plazas and sidewalks to create a look of “life-style” old European community town; and 2) limiting building materials to “brick”, “copper”, and “glass” to achieve a “timeless” design. Four blocks are connected by covered bridges and a series of “boardwalks” are created on the banks of the rivulet to capitalize a surrounding nature. World-class luxury brands and Lotte Cinema will be housed in this mall along with food and beverage facilities.