IDAR Architects wins a competition to design a multi-purpose hall in schools,
Designing multi-purpose halls is a small and cumbersome business, and large offices did not want to rush into such work.
IDAR Architects provided this interesting task as the multi-purpose Eonbuk Middle School Hall achieved a sophisticated style
and degree of perfection that transcends an ordinary school building.
It’s not about using colorful primary colors or adding cute embellishments to boost children’s creativity,
but to show the subtlety and elegance of material features with two elegant materials.”
The designer wanted to create a building for children to play in a space of simple tones softly drenched in natural light.
He used the method of superimposed design on the building by drawing elements of primary colors and curved motifs,
in response to the desire of parents to isolate children from the world of adults.
The “value of architecture” that architects believe in and the “reflection on contemporary”
that architects want to focus on are not something to be covered up just because it is a building used by children.
A solution called a “new structural system” was presented to the task of forming a “large space over a long period”
and through which a lively sense of space was created.
Rather than adding something meaningless to something unnecessary,
the designer tried to overcome the burden of volume by thickly folding, cutting and overlapping the wall.
Hall design features
In the multi-purpose hall of Eonbuk Middle School, a woven pillar with a long cuboid plan was used.
This main structure supports the wide ceiling and acts as a device that draws natural light into the darkened gymnasium.
The “lightbox” properly separates the sharp and gigantic brick blocks,
and at the same time tightly connects them, and the lightbox protrudes like a sawtooth on the roof of the multipurpose hall,
creating a massive and decisive horizon quite unlike gables or bolts.
The sense of space within the building has been expanded through the cracks,
creating a subtle tension and vitality as if the scheme of the massive space is swaying slightly.
IDAR Architects wins a competition to design a multi-purpose hall in schools
The multi-purpose hall has an experimental structure.
It was planned to build a dining room on the first floor and is currently used as a parking space.
The building achieved a lot by breaking through the bureaucracy and inertia of scholastic architecture thanks to the decisiveness in its design,
as the designer did not use reference points from the old building, such as units, patterns,
architectural vocabulary and materials in the design of the hall.
The architect organized the process and lessons for this project one by one and collected them in a guide,
which was distributed free of charge to architects who wanted to benefit from this experience.
The children responded to the value of architecture, loved the place and started talking about it as a comfortable place for them.