We propose to construct a simple manifesto of contemporary architecture. The trees that welcomed us on the site are already part of the project. As will be the ground floor -once cleared-, transformed into a neutral frame in order to host daily activities. It will be paved in different colours and textures of the same material. Some of its pieces emerge from the ground, encouraging actions such as sitting, lying down, meeting others or connecting by simulating an array of benches, tables or urban altars. In order to conquer the air we designed a vast, weightless piece that lights, heats, informs, releases programmed scents and sounds or provides free Wi-fi connection to the passer-by. Paving and supplying energy are the actions upon which the construction of the contemporary hut is based. The dream of a 21st century Laugier visits a historic city under transformation. Past, present and future meet at a key spot of the country’s recent democratic achievements.
Gwangju Metropolitan City