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23NOV 2013


Posted in Architecture - Infrastructure by * FORMAKERS

"Parking lot either frankly reveals itself to be a parking lot without any consideration for design or surroundings, or disguises like a commercial facility.

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However, both cases are not welcomed in a city and ruin the city landscape.Development districts of New Downtown in Korea that are fully filled with gigantic real estate goods only emphasize the legal maximum floor area ratio.

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The city identity is represented by the wall-covering signs not the presence of space nor void.

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The massive box lumps clutter the city with the logic of capitalism that is composed of investment, lease and presale, rather than the respective regional characteristics.

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This project intended to change the urban landscape through a proposition of a certain symbolically designed icon on a dry city.In Korea for the development of a new town, developers parcel out the land in lots according to the usage such as a business area and a residence area, based on the Building codes.

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Parking lot zone also gets placed in major site following the business and residence area zoning program.

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A plot for a parking lot can be planned with cheaper land price and eased regulations than a business area.

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However, it has a restriction that the commercial facility-to-parking facility ratio has to be 2 to 8. After all, deriving the land cost and construction cost with very 20% commercial area is the poor reality of Parking lot construction in Korea.

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This substandard business value causes the parking buildings to be built without any design concerns for lower construction price.

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Furthermore, a vicious circle of gradually deteriorating surrounding urban environment continues because of the box-shaped boring parking buildings.

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The Herma parking building was started from a fundamental consideration of current parking lots in Korea..

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Yongin, South Korea

Design team:
Architect: JOHO Architecture
Award: 2010 Korea Young Architect Awards
Use: Parking Building (20% commercial area of GFA)
Site area: 853.7 sqm
Building area: 639.4 sqm
Gross Floor area: 2,554.29 sqm
Commercial area: 489.54 sqm (19.83% of GFA)
Parking area: 1979.09 sqm (80.17% of GFA)
Photo: Sun Namgoong, JeongHoon Lee


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