HUB Seoul’s New Offices

  • Client The Hub,
  • size 34,440 sqft
  • Year 2013
  • Location Seoul, South Korea,
  • Hyunjoon Yoo Architects have recently completed the design of a new HUB space located in Seoul, South Korea.

    HUB of Seoul is a place for the people who want to start their own business. City of Seoul supplies the space, human network, education and some financial consulting for them. Many young adults gather to this place for their future vision. The facility is free thanks to the municipal financial support.

    Anybody who wants to start their own business can apply for getting some space at this center. Two groups; “Social Business Association” and “Jobs for Young Adults” supply the office space and free consulting for six months until they can launch their own business. The initiating person starts at the open office area with couple of members. Once they get more detailed business plan, the team moves to the individual cell office. Therefore the clients requested the space for the individual beginners, and sound insulated cell offices for matured groups. Besides, they wanted to have restaurant, library, seminar rooms, lecture halls, cafeteria, concert hall, gift shop, head offices etc.

    The client stressed on the “flexibility of the space”. Because, they could not expect how many people and what kind of people will use this place. They also did not know how those people use this place. So, they wanted maximum flexible space. Our design solution was to create a house with decomposable walls; and decomposable table for multi-functions. The users can slide the walls and reassemble the table components for their needs. As a result, the space is ever-changing scape.

    Design: Hyunjoon Yoo Architects
    Photography: Jihye Choi, Youngchae Park