Gallery: LOT-EK Wins AIA New York Chapter’s Design Award 2011 for APAP ...

We are pleased to announce that one of our favorite archictecture firms, LOT-EK, has just won the New York AIA Chapter Honors Award for their APAP OpenSchool in Korea. The school which was inaugurated in the summer of 2010 is an art school featuring an open-air covered amphitheater, studios and exhibition space. Positioned over the popular Hawoon Park pedestrian walkway, along the Anyang River, the school is a welcome addition blending boldly with the tranquil surroundings and creating a salient burst of color set against a backdrop of monotone edifices. The criteria used by the AIA jury included design quality, program resolution, innovation, thoughtfulness and technique. There were 433 entries in four categories, including 184 submissions in the architecture category alone.

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  4. tulanarchy July 30, 2010 at 11:46 am

    logicarch, I disagree with your observations. With the exception of three support beams, one of which is an admittedly beefy braced frame, this thing is all shipping container.

    I do have one complaint, however: if the title of the article is accurate, shouldn’t we be seeing photographs of the finished building? This looks far from open; they are in the early to mid stages of construction from the visual evidence.

    Cool project, though.

  5. logicarch July 30, 2010 at 10:47 am

    A exciting aesthetic, but it looks like there is little left of the original containers. It seems like the shipping container recycling is more rhetoric than reality in this project.

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