Prototype of Elementary School in Apartment Complex
Many apartments house built on 1970's in Seoul are old and required to be rebuilt, and most them have been rebuilt and redeveloped.
The project was started from the question about how the school can affect postively on an apartment complex. Although, in the scale of a complex, an apartment complex has well-planned masterplan with many facilities and amenities, in larger scale, like one complex to other complex, the complex has not enough ameities for holding festivals, elections, churches, and so on.
The existing school has the fence and wall without any high-level sharing facilities with communities. This attitude is origined from Japanese colonial era. However, the time is surely changed, and childrens are also changed so that they need more creative and free education. Unfortunately, existing physical enviriment for education is not appropriate with these demands. Thus, my proposal has two purposes.
First, the school has flexibility for sharing school spaces with students and neighbors.
Second, the school has class rooms where the students are easily accesible to outside.