Studio Class at Yale University
Studio Class at Yale University

THE INDUSTRIAL ESTATE TO THE ADVANCED NEIGHBOURHOOD

This project was developed by Minsun Kim as a student from Columbia University and was submited to the WAS awards 2017 under the Residential category.

The structure and circulation of the proposal are a new hybrid culture space as a component of existing buildings. Alcorcon in Spain has mainly functioned as a role of industrial manufacture and exportation to adjacent cities. As a result, the city brought low-income residents into the city to promote the employment, and most of the tenants are educationally and socially underprivileged.
The project examines the existing typological conditions of the retail spaces on the ground and seeks to expand and revitalize the “corridor” by creating a new typological space.  The hybrid corridor structure is an aid to redefining industrial realms as new collaborative space by an intervention circulation. This long room is set up to foster innovative and sustainable projects, and help them expand. It is an enjoyable, human, open and dynamic atmosphere to work in, user-oriented and which will support neighborhood who want to promote their cultural life and education. The spatial interventions are broken up to provide diverse programs and to being platforms to allow people experience productive activities.  As a result, it aspires to create a kind of new ecosystem within the industrial district which gives the resident and workers access to the resources, services, and training required to enhance their quality of life.