Type: Public Art (time indicating sculpture)
Location: Seoul, Korea
Design team: Jae K. Kim, Dongwon Lee, Youngjun Lee, Yesol Lee
Photography: Rohspace, Narsilion
The project is aimed to replace a 40 years old clock tower. Different from the exiting one, the client, Hanyang University, requested more symbolic meanings rather than its function, indicating time. Also, reflecting technological advancement of the institute into the installation is asked.
In this background, the form of a project is generated through geometric design process to transform initial characters of the institute, 'H' and 'Y'. To realize two-way curvature, UHPC (Ultra High Performance Concrete) is selected as a material due to its advantage of structure performance and durability. In information-techonological aspect, AR (Augmented Reality) is used for indicating time as well as memorizing an old clock tower.