“We think Architecture is Relation Network Design”. In keeping with this principle, the Korean studio Hyunjoon Yoo Architects designed the spacious, 3200-square metre premises of HUB of Seoul, made available by the city council for SBA & Youthhub. Anyone wishing to start their own business can access the HUB for free, where they will also find training and financial consultancy services free of charge. Those interested can count on two groups: “Social Business Association” and “Jobs for Young Adults”, which for six months will be hosting candidates until they are ready to launch their own business.

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In arranging the spaces of HUB & SCL offices, the design engineers took their inspiration from cities: “Basically, we need to create a small town in the area of 3,200 sqm. We studied urban structure of Rome and New York. We liked plazas and the river in Rome; and central park, grid and diagonal Broadway of New York. First step of design process was to layout the road network on the huge flat space. The network is composed of diagonal ‘Broadway’, plazas, and the river. The HUB is a miniature of a city, while the sound insulated cell offices are the houses of this city”

Sabrina Sciama

Sabrina Sciama

After graduating in architecture, she worked in publishing for over twenty years. Contents manager for corporate blogs, architecture- and design portals, collaborating with professional magazines and handling the drafting of monographs. She has worked with: Domus, Abitare, Case da Abitare, Auto&Design, Case&Stili. Actively involved in the design-italia.it portal between 2001 and 2007, working mainly on the daily news section and the daily newsletter, as well as playing a proactive role in the management of additional website content. Editor of Box magazine from 2004 to 2009, also coordinating the drafting of two volumes focusing on young designers entitled “Box circa 40 – progettisti italiani e stranieri attorno ai 40 anni”. Coordinated the drafting of corporate catalogues and monographs for the series entitled “I Protagonisti del Design” for Hachette Fascicoli (Giulio Iacchetti and James Irvine, 2012).