Hotel Redevelopment in Jeju
Jeju Island, Korea
Concept Design, 2019
514,665 SF / 47,814 sq m
The inspiration begins from hermeneutics and
especially from French philosopher Jean-Luc Marion’s “Saturated Phenomenon”:
a notion that when an experience exceeds one’s expectations by a large margin, that individual can experience uncontainable and overwhelming feelings. This is an extreme form of what is often referred to as a “wow moment”, comparable to
a powerful religious experience.
In developing the architectural concepts of this project, we employed the following as tools to lay the ground work for guest experiences embodying the “Saturated Phenomenon” notion:
- Unexpected Sights
- Overwhelming Scale
- Unusual Form
- Incomprehensible Space
- Unspecifiable Time
From arrival until departure, the design sequentially guides visual and spatial experience; highlighting existing features and new enhancements throughout the site. Paired with best-in-class hospitality operations, this will culminate in an overall guest experience superior to the sum of its parts.