Asan The Stream
This mixed use development is located on a 58,000 square meter site, adjacent to the high-speed railway station in the city of Asan, South Korea.
The site spans three city block, defined by two major roads, and is traversed by an existing stream. On the south, the site faces the parking and arrival plaza of the high-speed train station. On the west, the site is bound by a major street that will serve as the main entrance and provide major exposure of the development. On the north, the site is bound by an existing secondary street. On the east, the site is separated from the elevated trains tracks by a secondary road.
The program includes retail, residential and office components. A four-story retail mall with a department store and movie theaters serves as a base for five residential towers and three office towers. These towers range from 24 to 62 stories in height. The development includes 5,000 below-grade parking spaces.
This design grew out of a concept intended to create a contiguous experience, rooted in the retail-rich podium that links all three city blocks. On top of this podium is a collection of buildings that are responsive to the varying site conditions. The intention is to create an image of a city that has been built over time, where the buildings demonstrate varying height and character.