Namyeongdong Deagong Bunsil was originally designed by Kim Swoo Geun in 1976, and used by the goverment to imprison and torture its citizens in the dictorarial era. The ruins will be kept intact, however repurposed for new urban farm programming by surrounding the existing structure with a scaffold-like frame to add a lighter, more airy ambiance while still respecting this architectural treasure.

—Vertical Archipelago

2019, Ideas Competition, Shortlisted

Seoul, Korea

Cultural, Adaptive Re-use

39,300 sf / 3,650 sqm

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