The Millennium Community Center is a church and multi-use building. During the design process, we concerned ourselves with vertical circulation in a high-rise building at downtown of city of Goyang. Even though elevators enable people to move each floor, there is a problem which could have in trouble with connection and getting to places between each floor. Even though elevators enable people to move each floor very well, those could not connect each different function space. We designed an inclined space which connects from ground level to fifth level in the building for a solving problem. Designing ramp between a street and fifth floor of the building can connect physically between the site and building as well as visually. In addition Ramps can provide both vertical circulation and landscape in the building. And, staircases which are designed rest of the building used to connect between fifth floor and eighth floor in the building. There is an amphitheater where is open space for multipurpose above fifth floor. The inclined space is void except three columns between an amphitheater and ramps. And, there are two inclined bridges which are hung to connect two different spaces. The space where has three meters width by outside of building supports structure which cross over sixty meters at center. The space used serviced spaces like staircases, elevators, and mechanical rooms. In addition the space enables an exterior of building to make a building facade in three dimensions.
We pursued two points for the design purpose both exterior and interior. The one is for the exterior where design to feel a pleasant space from a dense high-rise building to low density open space. The other is for the interior where design to feel natural environment including lighting, ventilation, and landscape. The design complicated to consider a space program reflecting on each function, horizontal and vertical circulation, lighting, HVAC, and Egress. And, it was also hard to design a structure over sixty meters in three dimensions. Computational design method which always used in iArc Architects helped to design complicated all process.
There are a lot of buildings which has closed citizens, even public buildings, at Seoul. During the design process, we imagined that the Millennium Community Center could use all citizens who want to enter and walk an inside of building. Even though we had in troubles to finish a project, the Millennium Community Center could keep a space for the public.