A key requirement for this task was to develop a site-customized design solution that would help those in immediate danger to not miss the ‘golden time’ by promoting quick evacuation in the event of an emergency amid the physical limitations of underground sites; such as limited entrances and dark and enclosed spaces, which are different from construction sites above ground.
The guidelines established through the launch of this project will be expanded on and developed (series by type) into guidelines for various types of industrial sites (building construction, civil engineering, disaster prevention facilities, urban railway construction, etc.) It contains a mid/long-term vision to create an industrial site capable of preemptive risk management.
Risk factors and difficulties were identified through a series of interviews with related stakeholders (workers, safety management managers, and local residents nearby) along with a thorough analysis of the site characteristics while taking into consideration the unique qualities of working in an underground space. We held several workshops with experts in various fields (medical/psychological, construction, color, design, law, etc.) in order to develop impactful customized solutions that were specifically designed around the individuals who would be using the systems and solutions. Due to the nature of the construction site, our solution package was designed and manufactured to be easy to install, relocate, rearrange, and dismantle in consideration of the fact that the site conditions will continue to change for each process of the construction project.
Jangwon Ahn (principal in charge), Seongyul Park (creative director, project manager), Daeho Kim (technical director), Heerim Jung (Planner), Hajeong Choi (designer)
HANSHIN Engineering (architecture), Design ENY (fabrication)
Sherwood Choe (photographer) YiEUM Partners, Inc. (copyright owner)