The AnL Studio project “Oceanscope” is an incredible structure that resides in Incheon City, South Korea. It is a fantastic example of green architecture. It was built in 2010 using recycled materials including five old shipping containers. Often these containers are used as a temporary residence for the poor in rural Incheon. Unfortunately, their use often lacks the harmonious nature of sustainable architecture when it is seen as an extension of the surrounding environment. With that in mind, AnL Studio and the Major of Incheon City created this project to showcase the practical re-use of these containers. Portions of the structure itself are aimed upwards to create an observatory deck where the sunset can be viewed.
“AnL Studio envisioned an architectural and sculptural landmark embodying various features and function ranging from architectual framing/capturing view and aesthetics associated with the site and the vision of the Incehon City, which is flying. To this end, the OceanScope, located in the historic sunset place of Incheon city, expresses the dream of establishing an observatory deck purposed on sustainable design by renovating the least expensive unused containers.”
Type : Red Dot Design Winner 2010 Date : January 2010 Location : Incheon, Korea Use : Architectural Sculpture/Observatory Site Area : 350sqm Building Area : 91sqm Gross Floor Area : 91sqm Information and photos courtesy of © AnL Studio