A bunch of containers (28 to be more precise) is all it takes to build one of the most cultural iconic buildings in Seoul (Korea)… it tries to represent a flexible architecture in a globalized culture, the stacked containers form a unique construction that can be rebuilt anywhere else any time.
Platoon Kunsthalle provides showcases of underground artists, studio residencies as well as stage performances to introduce the Korean and Asiatic subculture. You’ll also find a bar-restaurant and if you happen to pass by then please please please (we always beg you…) pop in, pop out after having a glimpse at their eclectic event program.
subculture at PLATOON KUNSTHALLE is presented in different formats like exhibitions, movie nights, concerts and multimedia performances, workshops, discussion panels and special events. The four scholarship programs give young upcoming artists from korea and abroad the opportunity to develop creative projects at the PLATOON KUNSTHALLE. The four showcases present every month striking works from the subculture and streetart field including leading artists of the international urban art scene….
Aaaaaaaaand if you can’t make it to Korea, then we also propose the original Platoon were the cultural movement & special forces initially gathered: the Berlin one.
Graf Architects assisted Platoon in the architectural development of the Kunsthalle, which is based on the signature container modules as developed by Platoon for their first container setup in Berlin. The newly optimized arrangement of the containers in Seoul was developed in brainstorming sessions between Platoon & Graft and then developed & illustrated by Graft. The interior, design finishes & furniture were developed by Platoon & Baik Jiwon.