Gwanghoon Kim                       

RIBA PART II ARCHITECT

WORK ARCHIVE


49 CHARACTERS OF SKOPJE
Their distinctive characters were summarized and sketched through previous investigations and studies.



CATEGORISED SKOPJE’S CHARACTERS


EMBODIED SKOPJE CHARACTERS AND THE ARRANGEMENT MANUAL



SKOPJE ARRANGEMENT BOARD GAME


STRUCTURE 1 - UNEXPECTED JOURNEY


STRUCTURE 2 - URBAN MATKA


STRUCTURE 3 - PALACE OF FRIENDSHIP


STRUCTURE 4,5 - KOSK, STARKEEPER

 
STRUCTURE 6 - SHRINE OF HIPSTERS


STRUCTURE 7, 8 - SPEAKER’S CORNER, LOCAL “HOUSE”


STRUCTURE 9 - CHAINSMOKER


STRUCTURE 10, 11 - REVUE, RE-PUBLIC OF MACEDONIA STADIUM


STRUCTURE 12 - LYING TAVERN


STRUCTURE 13 - FISHER’S HUT


STRUCTURE 14 - THE BRIDGE OF NATURE



RELOCATE SKOPJE’S PUBLIC CHARACTERS


EMBODIED SKOPJE

Skopje's entity, multi-ethnic identity, forms a community with interesting large and small public groups who live their daily lives with various personalities. Their urban development has also created spaces and structures that are unique compared to other countries. All of these characteristics come together and eventually, naturally, they are born as the true identity of Skopje's true identity.

To support Skopje find this true identity, we need to design a space where people can gather naturally. This project prioritizes deploying activities that each person is interested in using structures that reflect Skopje. The heterogeneous design structures and their favorite activities can serve as heterospaces, and If everyone can interact comfortably, free from external conflicts, natural interactions between people will continue and they will better understand each other. This can ultimately become a driving force in solving Skopje's problems