Biennale de Séoul

For the first Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism (Sept-Nov. 2017)

Dominique Perrault SubLab at the Swiss Institute of Technology (EPFL) &

Yoonhie Lee ADSlab at Ewha Womans University

present the exhibition:

GSXP2 – Groundscape eXPerience Pavilion

A 30m long urban folly in the heart of Seoul

As part of the Groundscape stories, a design concept initiated by prof. Dominique Perrault, the installation is a lifesize model representing the 2.7km long Seoul city central Euljiro underground gallery. Featuring a sequence of 28 experiments by 60 university students from EPFL (Lausanne, Switzerland) and EWHA (Seoul, South Korea), this 30m long exterior large scale steel structure, implemented in front of Zaha Hadid’s landmark Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP), is offered to all visitors as an urban folly, freely accessible at all time, to reflect on underground architecture.

A catalogue is published on the occasion.

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Contact for press inquiries

In Korea:

Prof. Yoonhie Lee
archma@ewha.ac.kr
82 (0)10 9254 5802
EWHA ADSLAB
Dept. of Architecture
Ewha Womans University
Seoul, Korea

In Switzerland:

Richard Nguyen
richard.nguyen@epfl.ch
+33 6 62 74 43 24
SUBLAB EPFL
Lausanne, Switzerland

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Euljiro underground gallery model, EPFL & Ewha university. Installation at the 2017 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism.
Courtesy Archizoom EPFL Photo © Namgoong Sun

Euljiro underground gallery model, EPFL & Ewha university. Installation at the 2017 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism.
Courtesy Archizoom EPFL Photo © Namgoong Sun

                 

Euljiro underground gallery model, EPFL & Ewha university. Installation at the 2017 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism.
Courtesy Archizoom EPFL Photo © Namgoong Sun

                     

Euljiro underground gallery model, EPFL & Ewha university. Installation at the 2017 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism.
Courtesy Archizoom EPFL Photo © Namgoong Sun

Euljiro underground gallery model, EPFL & Ewha university. Installation at the 2017 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism.
Courtesy Archizoom EPFL Photo © Namgoong Sun

Euljiro underground gallery model, EPFL & Ewha university. Installation at the 2017 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism.
Courtesy Archizoom EPFL Photo © Namgoong Sun

Euljiro underground gallery model, EPFL & Ewha university. Installation at the 2017 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism.
Courtesy Archizoom EPFL Photo © Namgoong Sun

Geneva
Dominique Perrault Architectes, Groundscape fictions – Geneva
image © DPA

Seoul
Dominique Perrault Architectes, Groundscape fictions – Seoul
image © DPA

New York

Dominique Perrault Architectes, Groundscape fictions – New York
image © DPA

Image Hannes Meyer

Dominique Perrault Architectes, Groundscape fictions – Tokyo
image © DPA

Site
EPFL x EWHA SubLab workshop, Eulchiro underground gallery, plan of the site
image © EPFL-EWHA

University
EPFL x EWHA SubLab workshop, group photo in Seoul, Ewha University
photo © EPFL-EWHA