Multi-Level Complex on Public Garage

Best Project of Comfort Class Residential Estate

About the project
studioMilou’s Gangil public housing and bus terminal in Seoul creates a low-rise, extensively landscaped alternative to the city’s typical high-rise social housing complexes. The design creates a unified space wherein residents, surrounding communities, commuters and garage employees co-exist within integrated spaces; from the inter-generational units looking over seasonal gardens, to the elegant bus terminal whose high and vaulted roof design can alternate as a space for community events.
The living spaces are oriented to encourage socialization within gardens and patios, some connecting the garage with the ground floor garden, making daily work of staffs in the garage a beautiful experience in itself. An expansive garden, open to the general public, offers relief from the day-to-day pressures and noise of urban life, in all seasons. Two large water features, including spectacular waterfalls, absorb surrounding noises of traffic and convert into public ice-skating rings, in winter.

Gangil-dong, Gangdong-gu, Seoul, Korea

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Applicant and authors of the project
studioMilou is an architectural firm based in Singapore, with branches in Paris and Hanoi which privileges beautifully crafted design. Founded by French architect, Jean-Francois Milou, the studio has a track record in award-winning museum and public projects including the National Gallery Singapore and iconic Carreau du Temple in Paris, along with adaptive reuse, heritage projects and high-end residential projects that bring simple solutions to complex design issues.