The Hashtag Comes to Architecture
The Bjarke Ingels Group, a Danish architecture firm, has taken inspiration from the (resurgent) hashtag in its design plans for an apartment complex in Seoul, South Korea.
“The Cross # Towers constitute a three-dimensional urban community of interlocking horizontal and vertical towers. Three public bridges connect two slender towers at different levels – underground, at the street and in the sky. Catering to the demands and desires of different residents, age groups and cultures the bridges are landscaped and equipped for a variety of activities traditionally restricted to the ground. The resultant volume forms a distinct figure on the new skyline of Seoul – a “#” that serves as a gateway to the new Yongsan Business District signaling a radical departure from the crude repetition of disconnected towers towards a new urban community that populates the three-dimensional space of the city.” Bjarke Ingels, Founding Partner, BIG.
Images: Schematics for the Cross # Towers in Seoul. Via BIG.