gwangju metropolitan city office tower
this project is the office tower for the headquarters of gwang-ju metropolitan city corporation and call center. as gwang-ju is known as the city of light, the form of waving facade and the wrapping rooftop structure represents locational identity of the tower and the the skin emits lights and information.
波上の花火 fireworks on waves
led lights built-in at each vertical louver draw fireworks in the sky. they can be just illuminating lights or something informational. led light is inserted in a socket of each louver. the detail of the socket is designed considering its maintainance and light efficiency.
光る手 luminous hands
3 screen walls wrap around the rooftop installations. as well as hiding the forms of what they are wrapping, these walls - made of punched metal expose lights from the inside like hands grapping a light ball.
metal panel punched in multi-level precisely controls lights and forms. BIPV(building integrated photovoltaics) panel installed at rooftop produces sub-electric energy for the lighting system.
波下のサーフィン surfing under the wave
lounge that is put across the 14th and 15th floor functions as a passage and an auditorium for public events. enjoying the message board, the image screen and the book cafe at the lounge, visitors surf under the wave.