There is mountain.
They buried five tanks.
They became industrial remain.
They generate sublime atmosphere.
The mountain is restricted and forgotten.
This project seeks to rehabilitate an industrial oil depot into a cultural depot in order to give the restricted and forgotten mountain back to Seoul citizens. It needs to redefine the fundamental elements of nature so that the remains could awaken the inherent nature of Mother Earth.
The four elements of Aristotle, 'Air, Earth, Water, and Fire', creates main themes of four tanks from tank No. 1 to 4. Each tank has suitable space programs such as amphitheater, jellyfish aquarium, library, lecture room and wind pavilion. The theme of the last tank No. 5, which will be preserved as it is, is human and it functions as the Nexus of visitors to possess information center and exhibition programs.
Mapo Oil Tank Culture Park
tendon lung rate
number of parking spaces
Planning and basic design
place of order
87 Jeungsan-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Reinforced concrete structure
Exposed concrete, corten steel, aluminum windows + low-e double glazing
Cultural assembly facility
MMKM associates Seohong Min, Ahseong Gil