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2018 Pyeongchang Media Residence Hotel / Architecture

2018 Pyeongchang Media Residence Hotel
2018 Pyeongchang Media Residence Hotel

Discipline: Architecture

2018 Pyeongchang Media Residence Hotel
2018 Pyeongchang Media Residence Hotel

Discipline: Architecture

Most buildings created for the Winter Olympic Games have ultimately become “white elephants”. To avoid this problem, the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics media residence was designed using relocatable building (RB) units as the media residence during the Games. Afterwards, the buildings were dismantled and the site was restored to its original condition. Best of all, the RB units will be relocated and reused. To achieve this, the building design followed a fourfold concept: relocatable; reusable; recyclable (steel-based design); and reduced (100% factory made). This is the world's first 100% relocatable building and marks a paradigm shift in event architecture.

  • DATE OF LAUNCH 2018

  • DEVELOPMENT TIME up to 12 months

  • TARGET REGIONS Specific country/region: Republic of Korea

  • TARGET GROUPS Consumer / User, Public Sector / Government

The requirements of this temporary and mobile residential building are superbly executed: The modular steel construction was built in a very short time period and was relocated after the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang. The casual arrangement of three four-storey buildings integrates perfectly into the landscape.
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POSCO A&C

POSCO A&C
Seoul, South Korea

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POSCO A&C

POSCO A&C
Seoul, South Korea

Keon-woo Kang, Jindalmee Choe, Hyunbok Lee, Jong eun Han, Chea young Kim, Hyo jung Kim, Youna Choi, Myung hwa Jeon, Young jin Kang, Kyoung rock Kim, Hye jin Um

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