B-sides / the Ark

International Design Competition for Yeonsu-gu Youth Center, 2022

The story of a project is always made of many dead ends, despite the strenght of some intuitions that are not able to give the right form to a program, in a specific site. Here, the Youth Center has the shape of a giant Ark that embraces a sequence of public (green) spaces rising from the ground.

A first idea for the competition, where the form was tightening the building in one singular identity, while the final New Babel proposal was on the contrary choosing to stack a sequence of different buildings representing the different activities and ways of living in the Yeonsu-gu Youth Center.