A public bath for elders on a South Korean island

The Community Center in Aphae-do, Shinan-gun, South Korea, Jeollanam-do is located on a special site, and has a special programme: a public bath and restaurant for the elders who make up most of the population in the fishing village, but do not have a decent bathing facility in their home.

Hyunjoon Yoo Architects created an opening towards the inner courtyard of the building to avoid views towards the people’s former worksite. A setback method was used to bring in more light as possible. For the islanders, who are always surrounded by water, a little pond was created in the courtyard so the people can surround the water.









Design and info © Hyunjoon Yoo Architects

Images © Park Young-Chae

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