RYUGYONG HOTEL

Domus was launching a call for proposals to transform the Ryugyong Hotel, a 330 meter tall skeleton of an unfinished hotel tower like a concrete pyramid over North Korea`s capital, into a worldwide "antenna for ideas". Probably never before we were confronted with a task that superseded so brutally our daily design methodology; the particularity of the geopolitical situation, the almost inexistent information and the approach adopted by Domus Magazine.

Status:

Call for ideas, 2005

Client:

Domus Magazine

Project group:

Ghilardi+Hellsten Arkitekter, Vilhelm Christensen, Daniel Ferdman, Mirko Stopar, Tim Prins

Location: 

Pyongyang, North-Korea 

Plan/size:

360.000 m²

Typology:

Exhibition

It suggested a drastic change of format. A comic represents for us an "all areas" pass for investigating utopia, an inclusive template for framing the complexity of Pyongyang and the concrete pyramid in a synthetic and direct way. With this project we attempt to join in the common effort of expanding the architectural practice by liberating it from pre establish foundations.

 
 

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