This proposal seeks to strengthen the identity of the Sari-Myeon region by providing a cohesive environment within which cultural practice and food production are playfully negotiated. The program of the senior and children centers are interspersed within urban farms - this unified environment provides a platform for Sari-Myeon’s senior citizens to teach the younger generation about farming practices and food production.
The functions of the senior and children centers have been atomized into intimate stages, promoting appropriation and agency across various age groups. These stages and the surrounding farms are enclosed within delicate, translucent greenhouses, allowing for year-round utilization. This infrastructural strategy not only binds the two sites together, but also creates a formal identity for the community and the region at large.
Client: Korean Rural Architecture (competition)
Type: Rural Community Center
Location: Sari-Myeon, South Korea
Area: 765 Sq m
Team: Jen Wood, Emanuel Admassu