Photos: Bjarke Ingels Group
The Cross # Tower, a 280,000 square foot residential development in the Yongsan International Business District of Seoul is a project recently unveiled by Bjarke Injels Group.
The idea, says BIG partner Thomas Christoffersen, is to reclaim a sense of community lost in typical residential towers, where “awkward elevator rides” are the primary social interactions shared by residents. By tripling the amount of social space within the tower, BIG “triples the amount of social interaction and reintroduces the idea of neighborhood within the tower complex.” Conflating green space with social space makes a lot of sense for BIG, whose mantra of “Hedonistic Sustainability” says green can also be luxurious, fun, and radical.
Text and images via Fast Co Design