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by Benedetta Rogers 
01 The Disappearing Theatre
02 AirDraft
03 Echoes of Accra
04 Print Studio
05 Colourful Language
06 Between the Lines
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Julian Bond, Joel Benjamin, Zoe Berman, Sigrid Bylander, Alpa Depani, Matthew Eberhard, Daniel Goodacre, Geraldine Ng, Lucy Paton, Thomas Randall-Page, Ludovica Rogers, Francesca Rogers, Anthony Staples


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Urban Smudge

A Soft Public Space for Seoul
 
Nominated for the RIBA Presidents Silver Medal 
The need for public space in the city of Seoul is generating rigid environments that are dominated by political and economical interests. Within this context the Se-un Arcade, a megastructure from the 60s, is threatened by demolition to make way for a linear park.

The project learns from the soft boundary that lies between public and private, a uniquely Korean quality, proposing an alternative, an 'Urban Smudge'. This spatial concept describes a place that is at once defined and undefined, a tangible presence in the city with no discernible boundaries.

This concept is translated spatially through the design of shadows. By carving into the existing structure of the building, a series of voids allow for a new metabolism. One that mediates between the manufacturing industries within and the high-end redevelopment of the surrounding areas.

Along the arcade timber insertions articulate the voids, humanizing the monolithic scale of the existing building and recovering elements of traditional Korean architecture.

In the shadow of the Se-un Arcade the potential for an alternative civic space is instigated: a soft public space.