The adaptive reuse of camp Hialeah
The 8th DOCOMOMO Korea Design Competition. 2011. Grand prize
Korea National University of Arts
Advisor: Dongseon Woo
Team: Sukhyn Kim, Keonsoo Koh
Camp Hialeah has always been a city. Even though it was surrounded by walls, a strong infra structure made it possible to live inside this island for the US army and their families. Students studied at school, adults were working on weekdays and spending time meeting people in social clubs on weekends. And now, Camp Hialeah has become a part of Busan again. The soldiers left the country and the camp remains.
We noticed that camp hialeah was already a city. The Army left nothing but memories on the space. However we found that we could preserve some fact of the occupation. Rather than constructing another island in the city, we imagined the process of a foreigner becoming a naturalized korean and learn to get along with the surroundings.