韩国,首尔,加拿大驻韩国大使馆/Zeidler Partnership Architects

建筑师: Zeidler Partnership 事务所

地点: Seoul, South Korea

面积: 81,055 square feet

造价: 1千9百万美元

完工日期: 2007

客户: 加拿大外交部

摄影: K. Kwan

韩国人和加拿大人都尊崇自然。加拿大大使馆的方案以此共同点为设计的基础。建筑基地有一颗超过500年的树,它是自然的象征。大使馆的入口广场是人流的聚集处,以古树为重点。

建筑由一个基础上的两个体量组成,形成了一个起伏的体量呼应着树。建筑物的体量和表皮的灵感来自加拿大风景的印象派绘画。西面的建筑体量采用了Lawren S. Harris绘画中山的雄伟和简单的形式。东面的建筑体量采用了森林中桦树皮的质感,垂直的元素创造了天空下的自然节奏,其灵感来自于加拿大印象派画家Tom Thomson的作品。

新的大使馆位于在已有的居民区附近,靠近首尔的市政厅和Duksoo宫,它建筑面积7,530平方米。西面的楼有7层,居住功能。东面的楼是7层办公。底层采用了令人感到温暖的木材和柔和的曲线形式,“邀请”韩国民众进入一层的接待区大堂和公共功能的空间。


Architects: Zeidler Partnership Architects

Location: Seoul, South Korea

Area: 81,055 square feet

Cost: $19 million

Completion: 2007

Client: Foreign Affairs Canada

Photographs: K. Kwan

Koreans and Canadians share a reverence for nature. The design of the Canadian embassy aspires to express that common link. The building is fortunate to share a site with a 500-year-old tree, a living symbol of nature. The embassy’s entrance plaza is a gathering place, with the tree as its focus.

The building, composed of two blocks tied together by a base, forms an undulating mass framing the tree. The massing and skin of the building are inspired by impressionist images of the Canadian landscape. The west block is the mountain_a majestic and simple form in the tradition of Lawren S. Harris. The east block is the forest birch bark trunks, vertical elements, creating a natural rhythm against the sparkling sky; an image inspired by Canadian impressionist, Tom Thomson.

In an established residential neighbourhood close to Seoul’s City Hall and the Duksoo Palace, this new 7,530 sm embassy provides a permanent home for the Canadian mission in Korea. The west block houses seven floors of residential accommodation while the east block accommodates seven levels of Chancery offices. The base uses warm materials in a soft inviting form to welcome the Korean public into the ground floor reception area, lobby, and large public function rooms.