GS Xi gallery
Design Consultant: Bielski Architects
Architect of Record: Hak Sik Son, FAIA
In order to expedite and simplify home buying, the GS Xi Gallery houses full–scale walk–through models which represent the actual residential units under construction in nearby high–rise condominiums. The U–shaped gallery, office, auditorium, shopping and parking structure complex contains a landscaped park at its center which spills out to a sidewalk–plaza under a raised portion of the building. Potential homebuyers are drawn to the building’s welcoming open areas which lead them to the galleries. To further attract customers, an expansive LCD screen was incorporated at the building’s front–facing corner to be seen from a far distance. The project was designed and built within eight months.
Mr. Bielski worked with Mr. Son conceptualizing the project, as well as developing⁄ designing the exterior massing, the exterior elevations and the open space⁄ garden areas.