Future Second Place
The Arts and Culture Square
Busan, South Korea
Firm: Studio Lawrence Kim, Pusan National University
Firm Location: Korea
Team Members: Ji-Young Oh, Seok-Ha Kang, Jae-Won Yeo, Kyung-Ha Kwon
The design of Busan Station Square imagines a new type of urban space.
A place where gently sloped green hills and vast open space invite people to rest and play. A place whera floating park provides protection from the harsh sun on a hot summer’s day and pouring rain on a cold
A Place where underneath the floating park’s greenery and soft light hosts a place for nourishment, learning
and communication. The new type of urban space for all.
– Floating Park
The design of Busan Station Square proposes a landscaped roof over the urban square. With its gently sloped
green hills and ‘Urban Kiosks’ of various sizes and designs imbued into the landscape, the Floating Park is
designed to serve as a place of leisure for the people of Busan and visitors alike.
– Urban Square
Below the Floating Park is the Busan Arts and Culture Square; a new type of urban space where underneath
the park’s greenery and soft light hosts a place for the Arts and Culture events.
– Urban Kiosk
Temporal venue for various events, the ‘Urban Kiosk’ consist free-standing glass and metal panels of varying
enclosures and volumes designed to serve a temporal event; the ‘Urban Kiosk’ would be assembled as
needed then disassembled and stored.